The Cut
The Cut

The Truth About False Memories

37:04 | Jan 6th

3 recommendations

The Lost in the Mall experiment is a classic case study in Psych 101 classes. The study's conclusion: if you are told something happened to you as a child, you're inclined to believe it and that we're...Show More


rmmiller364 recommended:Feb 5th

As a person who took Psych 101 in college (as referenced in the episode), I’m always interested in stories that dig deeper into the academic studies that I read about in my textbook. There almost always seems to be a bigger story there. As an academic, I’m also very shocked by this story. A profes...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
😲 Shocking
🤔 Thought-provoking

sofborne recommended:Feb 2nd

It's interesting to listen to this episode in conjunction with the You're Wrong About episodes about Multiple Personality Disorder and Michelle Remembers. I honestly don't know how to feel about false memories!!

rmmiller364Feb 5th

@sofborne I was thinking the same thing! I think the key to this is that people associated with the False Memory Syndrome Foundation were rejecting all memories of abuse as false, even those that were not recovered years later (the accusers never forgot about the abuse; they always remembered it). I...Show More

sofborneFeb 8th

@rmmiller364 yeah there's a lot that gets put under this one banner of "false memories", really interesting

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