Fuzzy-Trace Theory and False Memory

@article{Brainerd2002FuzzyTraceTA,
  title={Fuzzy-Trace Theory and False Memory},
  author={Charles J. Brainerd and Valerie F. Reyna},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={164 - 169}
}
  • C. Brainerd, V. Reyna
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
A key problem confronting theories of false memory is that false-memory phenomena are so diverse: Some are characteristic of controlled laboratory tasks, others of everyday life; some occur for traumatic events with legal consequences, others for innocuous events; some are characteristic of one developmental level, others of another developmental level. Fuzzy-trace theory explains false memories via a small set of principles that implement a single representational distinction. Those principles… Expand

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