Reconstructive memory

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  • Reconstructive
    • We alter our memories to fit our understanding of the ways things should be
    • Memory is an active process and can be affected by factors such as past experiences
    • This helps to understand why 2 people giving evidence in court may recall the same event differently
      • Therefore eyewitness accounts should be considered with caution
    • Murdock (1962) is the study for reconstructive

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