False memories of fabricated political events

  title={False memories of fabricated political events},
  author={Steven J. Frenda and Eric D. Knowles and William Saletan and Elizabeth F. Loftus},
► Over 5,000 subjects were asked if they remembered fabricated political events. ► About half of the sample showed evidence of memory distortion. ► Political preferences appeared to guide the formation of false memories. ► Suggestions that are congruent with prior attitudes and evaluations can produce feelings of familiarity and recognition. ► These can in turn bias source judgments, leading to false memories. 

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