Nonbelieved memories.

  title={Nonbelieved memories.},
  author={Giuliana Mazzoni and Alan Scoboria and Lucy Harvey},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={21 9},
This is the first empirical study of vivid autobiographical memories for events that people no longer believe happened to them. Until now, this phenomenon has been the object of relatively rare, albeit intriguing, anecdotes, such as Jean Piaget's description of his vivid memory of an attempted abduction that never happened. The results of our study show that nonbelieved memories are much more common than is expected. Approximately 20% of our initial sample reported having at least one… CONTINUE READING

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