There is more to memory than inaccuracy and distortion.


Exaggerated claims about inaccuracy and downplaying veracity can also be found in research on memory. This commentary on Jussim's 2012 book analyzes these developments in connection with schema and the misinformation effect's purported role in memory distortion. It concludes by looking back to the locus classicus of memory distortion (viz. Bartlett 1932), which in fact provides a more nuanced account of inaccuracy.

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15002435

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@article{Wagoner2017ThereIM, title={There is more to memory than inaccuracy and distortion.}, author={Brady Wagoner}, journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences}, year={2017}, volume={40}, pages={e16} }