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An apparent recollection of an event that did not actually occur, especially one of childhood sexual abuse arising from suggestion during psychotherapy.[as modifier] ‘false memory syndrome’
- ‘Several professional organizations are now cautioning therapists that by being too directive they might inadvertently be implanting false memories in their clients.’
- ‘Suggestion may even induce false memories of abuse.’
- ‘A handful of parents whose grown-up children had not recanted also sued their offsprings' therapists, claiming that false memories had been planted during the therapeutic process.’
- ‘Loftus took issue with our recommendation for the use of empirically based cues in the credibility assessment, making the reasonable argument that false memories often share similarities with true memories.’
- ‘In any experiment some subjects will sometimes be very confident that their false memory is actually true and report the memory as being quite vivid.’
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