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The effects of guided imagery and group influence on false memory reports

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Phillip L. Herndon Jr. (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Bryan Myers

Abstract: The present study investigated if guided imagery and group influence affected the creation of false memory reports. Participants were told they probably experienced an early medical procedure that, in reality, they were unlikely to have experienced. Participants were assigned to one of four groups comprising a 2(Guided Imagery/No Guided Imagery) X 2(Group/No Group) between subjects design. All participants took part in a memory recovery session. For the guided imagery manipulation, participants were encouraged to recall the event after receiving either guided imagery or task motivation instructions. For the group manipulation, participants were randomly assigned to either individual memory recovery sessions or group sessions containing three confederates. All participants, regardless of condition, completed the Creative Imagination Scale (CIS), and the Gudjonnson Compliance Scale (GCS). The presentation order for these scales were counterbalanced with respect to the scale and the memory recovery session.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
False memory syndrome, Psychotherapy, Recollection (Psychology)
Subjects
Recollection (Psychology)
Psychotherapy
False memory syndrome