Forgetting the Unforgettable Through Conversation

@article{Coman2009ForgettingTU,
  title={Forgetting the Unforgettable Through Conversation},
  author={Alin Coman and David Manier and William Hirst},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={627 - 633}
}
A speaker's selective recounting of memories shared with a listener will induce both the speaker and the listener to forget unmentioned, related material more than unmentioned, unrelated material. We extended this finding of within-individual and socially shared retrieval-induced forgetting to well-rehearsed, emotionally intense memories that are similar for the speaker and listener, but differ in specifics. A questionnaire probed participants' memory of the September 11 terrorist attacks… 

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