Remembering False Autobiographical Memories: Comparing the Old and the Young

  • Anjannette Padilla
  • Hillary Greenhouse


Although Freud brought popularity to the idea of false memories, his theories have been the object of much criticism. Today, false memories continue to have important applications and have spawned a wide range of research; especially within legal settings. The bulk of this research has focused on the suggestibility of children to false memories during eye-witness testimonies. However, the susceptibility of older adults has not been investigated. This study will focus on the susceptibility of older adults and the processes that may help explain this phenomenon.


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