Reconstructive memory in the dating of personal and public news events

Larsen, Steen F.; Thompson, Charles P.
November 1995
Memory & Cognition;Nov95, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p780
Academic Journal
Investigates mechanisms affecting memory for the dates of events selected and recorded by subjects in diaries. Comparison of retention time for personal and public events; Day-of-the-week (DOW) accuracy; High DOW accuracy for events with personal context; Memory reconstruction based on a reference to a temporal week schema based on personal experiences.


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