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Maltreated and non-maltreated children's true and false memories of neutral and emotional word lists in the DRM task

Baugerud, G. A., Howe, M. L., Magnussen, S. and Melinder, A. (2016). Maltreated and non-maltreated children's true and false memories of neutral and emotional word lists in the DRM task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 143, pp. 102-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.10.007

Abstract

Maltreated (n = 26) and non - maltreated (n = 31) 7 - to 12 - year - old children were tested on the Deese/Roediger - McDermot (DRM) false memory task using emotional and neutral word lists. True recall was significantly better for non - maltreated than maltreated children regardless of list valence. The proportion of false recall for neutral lists was comparable regardless of maltreatment status. However, maltreated children showed a significantly higher false recall rate for the emotional lists than non - maltreated children. Together, these results provide new evidence that maltreated children could be more prone to false memory illusions for negatively - valenced information than their non - maltreated counterparts.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Psychology, Cognitive Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12668
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