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Unformatted text preview: 1 Memory Errors and False Memories Dr. Kim Vu PSY 332: Cognition 1 False Memories Session 13 Memory Errors and Memory Gaps PSY 332: Cognition 2 Dr. Kim Vu Causes for Errors ¡ Inattention ¡ ¡ Reliance on PSY 332: Cognition 3 Dr. Kim Vu ¡ Reliance on _______________________ Remembering Gist ¡ Original ¡ Recalled PSY 332: Cognition 4 Dr. Kim Vu Knowledge can hurt memory Group A: John was trying to fix the bird house. He was pounding the nail when his father came out to watch him and to help him do work PSY 332: Cognition 5 Dr. Kim Vu Group B: John was trying to fix the bird house. He was looking for the nail when his father came out to watch him and to help him do work ¡ Later, each group was asked whether this was the sentence they heard: John was using the hammer to fix the bird house when his father came out to watch him and to help him do work PSY 332: Cognition 6 Dr. Kim Vu 2 Schema ¡ Generic knowledge of how things are or how things work ¢ PSY 332: Cognition 7 Dr. Kim Vu ¢ ¡ Bartlett (1932) PSY 332: Cognition 8 Dr. Kim Vu Distortions in Memory for Prose (Bransford & Johnson, 1972) ¡ Watching a peace march from the fortieth floor ¡ Was often omitted because it did not fit in with PSY 332: Cognition...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 332 taught by Professor Kuv8,maxfield during the Fall '09 term at CSU Long Beach.
- Fall '09