ArchiveOctober 4, 2018

Contrary to common belief, memories are just not dependable

This was one of my main points in critiquing college student surveys: we can’t ask students questions as if they have a computer hard drive in their head. A similar study conducted in 1988 yielded similar results. Researchers showed participants slides depicting a burglar stealing a hammer from someone‚Äôs office. Then they read a brief report of the incident. Some of them were given reports...

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