Phenomenal characteristics of memories for perceived and imagined autobiographical events.

@article{Johnson1988PhenomenalCO,
  title={Phenomenal characteristics of memories for perceived and imagined autobiographical events.},
  author={Marcia K. Johnson and Mary Ann Foley and A G Suengas and Carol L. Raye},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={1988},
  volume={117 4},
  pages={371-6}
}
Two studies explored potential bases for reality monitoring (Johnson & Raye, 1981) of naturally occurring autobiographical events. In Study 1, subjects rated phenomenal characteristics of recent and childhood memories. Compared with imagined events, perceived events were given higher ratings on several characteristics, including perceptual information, contextual information, and supporting memories. This was especially true for recent memories. In Study 2, subjects described how they knew… CONTINUE READING
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