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Bridgette Harsh

Harsh, B. (2001, May). Individual differences and the effectiveness of warnings in the DRM False Memory Paradigm.
Mentor: Dr. Richard Platt


The correlations between individual difference factors and the ability to reduce false memories created in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott false memory paradigm through the use of a warning were examined. This paradigm involves the presentation of lists in which all words are related to a target word, which is not presented (known as the "critical lure"). False memories of critical lure items created within this study were lower when a warning was given, however their recall and recognition was not eliminated, showing the robust nature of this task. The warnings were found to be more effective for individuals scoring high across several academic measures as well as several personality measures.

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