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Children's emotional false memories. / Howe, Mark L.

In: Psychological Science, Vol. 18, No. 10, 10.2007, p. 856-860.

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Howe, ML 2007, 'Children's emotional false memories', Psychological Science, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 856-860. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2007.01991.x

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Howe, Mark L. / Children's emotional false memories. In: Psychological Science. 2007 ; Vol. 18, No. 10. pp. 856-860.

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abstract = "Eight- and 12-year-old children were presented with neutral and negative emotional Deese-Roediger-McDermott lists equated on familiarity and associative strength. Both recall and recognition (A') measures were obtained. Recall measures exhibited the usual age increments in true and false recollection. True neutral items were better recalled and recognized than true negative emotional items. Although the children showed more false recall for neutral than for negative emotional lists, false recognition was higher for negative emotional than for neutral items. A' analyses also showed that whereas true neutral information and false neutral information were easily discriminated by children regardless of age, the same was not the case for true and false negative emotional information. Together, these results suggest that although children may be able to censor negative emotional information at recall, such information promotes relational processing in children's memory, making true and false emotional information less discriminable overall.",
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