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Invited commentary on Brewin and Andrews (2016)

Scoboria, Alan; Mazzoni, Giuliana

Authors

Alan Scoboria

Giuliana Mazzoni



Abstract

Brewin and Andrews (2006) make many cogent observations on the state of knowledge about the development of false autobiographical beliefs and false recollections. Due to inconsistent use of terminology and imprecise definitions, the framework they propose does not clearly map onto the studies that are summarized; making the resulting estimates of the magnitude of effects across studies unconvincing. A singular focus on the development of ‘full memories’ is not explained, and the key role of autobiographical belief in influencing behavior is under emphasized. Furthermore the legal applications discussed are not well defined and are limited in scope. Fostering false belief or false imagery for events such as childhood abuse is unacceptable, whether or not suggested events come to be experienced as a vivid believed recollections.

Citation

Scoboria, A., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Invited commentary on Brewin and Andrews (2016). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31(1), 28-30. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3264

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 6, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 14, 2016
Publication Date 2017-01
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Dec 19, 2016
Journal Applied cognitive psychology
Print ISSN 0888-4080
Electronic ISSN 1099-0720
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 1
Pages 28-30
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3264
Keywords False memory
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/446232
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.3264/abstract
Copyright Statement ©2017 University of Hull
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Applied cognitive psychology, 2017, v.31, issue 1

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