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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER9

Coming to Terms with Your Memory

In This Chapter

  • The brain can be a trickster
  • Understanding how memories are made
  • How to remember what you learn about memory
  • Sleep, memory’s silent partner
  • The truth about false memories
  • Exploring the mystery of repressed memory

For a while, stories about people recovering repressed memories were all over the news. Then came reports that some of these recovered memories were false. How is it possible to remember something that never happened? And how does a repressed memory happen, anyway?

Memory distortion research has clearly shown that information that happens after the event, such as stories other ...

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