Flashbulb memory for 11 September 2001

  title={Flashbulb memory for 11 September 2001},
  author={Andrew R. A. Conway and Linda J. Skitka and Joshua A. Hemmerich and Trina C. Kershaw},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
SUMMARY The recollection of particularly salient, surprising or consequential events is often called ‘flashbulb memories’. We tested people’s autobiographical memory for details of 11 September 2001 by gathering a large national random sample (N ¼ 678) of people’s reports immediately following the attacks, and then by contacting them twice more, in September 2002 and August 2003. Three novel findings emerged. First, memory consistency did not vary as a function of demographic variables such as… 

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