Criticisms of Flashbulb Memorie1

Criticisms of Flashbulb Memorie1 - year: no one broadcasts...

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Criticisms of Flashbulb Memories: veridicality - cannot take accounts at face value as being accurate Neisser's (1982) erroneous flashbulb memory of Pearl Harbor: For many years I have remembered how I heard of the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred on the day before my thirteenth birthday. I recall sitting in the living room of our house -- we only lived in that house for one year, but I remember it well -- listening to a baseball game on the radio. The game was interrupted by an announcement of the attack, and I rushed upstairs to tell my mother. This memory has been so clear for so long that I never confronted its inherent absurdity until last
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Unformatted text preview: year: no one broadcasts baseball games in December! are memories accurate representations of what truly occurred, or are they a result of rehearsal? Are Autobiographical Memories "True"? autobiographical memories may be accurate without being literal autobiographical memories may represent personal meaning of an event at the expense of accuracy accuracy of personal memories (Field, 1981): .88 correlation for factual information among family members .43 correlation for emotions and attitudes...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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