Memory for media: investigation of false memories for negatively and positively charged public events.

@article{Porter2008MemoryFM,
  title={Memory for media: investigation of false memories for negatively and positively charged public events.},
  author={Stephen Porter and Kristian Taylor and Leanne ten Brinke},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={658-66}
}
Despite a large body of false memory research, little has addressed the potential influence of an event's emotional content on susceptibility to false recollections. The Paradoxical Negative Emotion (PNE) hypothesis predicts that negative emotion generally facilitates memory but also heightens susceptibility to false memories. Participants were asked whether they could recall 20 "widely publicised" public events (half fictitious) ranging in emotional valence, with or without visual cues… CONTINUE READING