EWT- schemas and reconstructive memory- mrs list

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suggests that memory is a combination of facts that actually happened and made up information from our schema (a collection of knowledge about a certain topic)

mrs list

  • made a list of different elements that could be in a shop lifing scenario and asked people to rate how likely these elements were to actally occur in a real robbery
  • then she made some videos that contained highly likely elements and unlikely elements
  • participants watched the videos of robberies and a week later were asked to recall what they saw
  • found…


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