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The Science of False Memory$
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C. J. Brainerd and V. F. Reyna

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195154054

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154054.001.0001

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Theoretical Explanations of False Memory

Theoretical Explanations of False Memory

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(p.59) 3 Theoretical Explanations of False Memory
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The Science of False Memory
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C. J. Brainerd

V. F. Reyna

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154054.003.0003

This chapter examines theoretical principles of false memory. It considers three early explanations of false memory: constructivism, a more detailed version of constructivism that is known as schema theory, and the source-monitoring framework. The dual-process tradition in memory research is discussed. The chapter then considers what, at present, is the modal approach to explaining false memories: opponent-processes theories.

Keywords:   constructivism, schema theory, source-monitoring framework, dual-process tradition, opponent-processes theories

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