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True and false recovered memories : toward a reconciliation of the debate

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Chapter title
True and False Recovered Memories
Chapter number 3
Book title
True and False Recovered Memories
Published in
Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, October 2011
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-1195-6_3
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4614-1194-9, 978-1-4614-1195-6

Anderson, Michael C, Huddleston, Ean, Anderson, Michael C., Michael C. Anderson, Ean Huddleston


Historically, research on forgetting has been dominated by the assumption that forgetting is passive, reflecting decay, interference, and changes in context. This emphasis arises from the pervasive assumption that forgetting is a negative outcome. Here, we present a functional view of forgetting in which the fate of experience in memory is determined as much by motivational forces that dictate the focus of attention as it is by passive factors. A central tool of motivated forgetting is retrieval suppression, a process whereby people shut down episodic retrieval to control awareness. We review behavioral, neurobiological, and clinical research and show that retrieval suppression leads us to forget suppressed experiences. We discuss key questions necessary to address to develop this model, relationships to other forgetting phenomena, and the implications of this research for understanding recovered memories. This work provides a foundation for understanding how motivational forces influence what we remember of life experience.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 182 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 17%
Student > Master 31 17%
Student > Bachelor 27 14%
Researcher 18 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 7%
Other 30 16%
Unknown 37 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 87 47%
Neuroscience 17 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 5%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 44 24%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 January 2024.
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