False memories: Phenomena, theories, and implications.

  title={False memories: Phenomena, theories, and implications.},
  author={Melanie C. Steffens and Silvia Mecklenbr{\"a}uker},
  journal={Zeitschrift Fur Psychologie-journal of Psychology},
In recent years, there has been an explosion of research on false memories: the subjective experience of remembering something if that something did apparently not happen in reality. We review a range of findings concerning this phenomenon: False memories of details and of whole events by adults and children, as well as false memories of words in laboratory experiments (in the DRM paradigm). We also briefly discuss the converse phenomenon: Evidence of forgetting or repression of significant… 
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