Reasons for withdrawing belief in vivid autobiographical memories.

@article{Scoboria2015ReasonsFW,
  title={Reasons for withdrawing belief in vivid autobiographical memories.},
  author={Alan Scoboria and Chantal M. Boucher and Giuliana Mazzoni},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          545-62
        }
}
Previous studies have shown that many people hold personal memories for events that they no longer believe occurred. This study examines the reasons that people provide for choosing to reduce autobiographical belief in vividly recollected autobiographical memories. A body of non-believed memories provided by 374 individuals was reviewed to develop a qualitatively derived categorisation system. The final scheme consisted of 8 major categories (in descending order of mention): social feedback… CONTINUE READING

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