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. & 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

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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.

Item 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/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychology, Cognitive Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12668

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