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Science of Memory: Concepts$
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Henry L. Roediger, Yadin Dudai, and Susan M. Fitzpatrick

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310443

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.001.0001

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Forgetting

Forgetting

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(p.315) Part 14 Forgetting
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Science of Memory: Concepts
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Michael Davis (Contributor Webpage)

Elizabeth F. Loftus

David C. Rubin

John T. Wixted

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310443.003.0015

This part presents four chapters on the concept of forgetting. The first chapter analyzes the term “forgetting”. The second discusses the impact of misinformation on the ability to remember previous event details. The third considers whether forgetting is a useful concept in the science of memory. It argues that it is not an especially useful in terms of what it denotes, but that what it connotes needs to be kept. The fourth presents a synthesis of the chapters in this part.

Keywords:   memory, remembering, misinformation, recall, previous event details

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