The false memory effect within a short-term memory paradigm

Tollemache, J. and Ritchie, G. and Parham, S. and Wynne, R. and Tolan, G. A. and Witteveen, K. and Tehan, G. (2013) The false memory effect within a short-term memory paradigm. In: 48th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (APS 2013): Psychology for a Healthy Nation, 8-12 Oct 2013, Cairns, Australia.


Presenting lists of semantic associates in long-term memory tasks can induce the false recall of a related (non-presented) critical lure, referred to as the false memory effect (Roediger & McDermott, 1995). Recent findings have suggested that this effect may also extend to the short-term domain using tasks of immediate serial recall (ISR) (Tehan, 2010). Research now shows that short-term memory (STM), as measured by short-term recall tasks is influenced by permanent long-term memory (LTM) networks (Poirier, Dhir, Saint-Aubin, Tehan, & Hampton, 2011). STM and LTM have often been considered distinct systems (e.g. Baddeley, 1983, 2003). In contrast however, some researchers
propose that STM and LTM may actually be a part of a unitary system (e.g. Narine, 2002). In immediate recall tasks false memory errors demonstrate this influence of longterm associative networks on STM. The following studies were conducted in order to examine whether the false memory effect would extend to a STM paradigm. Results were discussed with reference to current models of short and long-term memory and the notion of a unitary memory system.

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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Paper no. 127.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 22:49
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: recall; long term memory; short term memory
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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