The reliability of the DRM paradigm as a measure of individual differences in false memories

I V Blair, A P Lenton, R Hastie

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Abstract

Despite considerable research on the Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) false memory paradigm, little attention has been paid to the reliability of the paradigm as a measure of individual differences. In the present research, we examined the reliability of the DRM paradigm in a 2-week test-retest design. This analysis showed that the false memories produced in the paradigm were quite stable across the 2-week period and that this stability had both global (cross-list) and list-specific components. In contrast, correct memories showed only global stability across the testing period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-596
Number of pages7
JournalPsychonomic Bulletin & Review
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

Keywords

  • CONSTRUCT ACCESSIBILITY
  • ILLUSORY MEMORIES
  • REMEMBERING WORDS
  • TRUE MEMORIES
  • OLDER ADULTS
  • RECALL
  • RECOGNITION
  • ILLUSIONS
  • LISTS
  • PERSISTENCE

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