Does Drm Effect Affect Memory?

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DRM paradigm has been used to produce false memories in controlled conditions. For our project we used positive and neutral mood inductions to examine an effect on false memories using the DRM lists. Storbeck and Clore (2005) found that negative mood leads to fewer false memories and that there is not effect of positive mood on memory. The current experiment is rested on two hypotheses: one that mood does not affect memory; therefore, accuracy will not differ between the two conditions. Second hypothesis is that percentage of lures will be greater in positive condition. The results obtained are consistent with our hypotheses: that positive mood does not affect memory, probably due to counterbalance effect. The percentages of lures are higher in positive condition, regardless of which mood state was induced first. Over the years a numerous studies show that is possible to create false memories, however, the mechanism fundamental to this process is still not fully understood. While researching the topic Valten(1968) concluded that the accuracy of recall is linked to subjects present mood state and created a method that induces different mood states. This becomes standard for research on how psychological functioning could be altered by emotional states. Deese’s (1959), noticed that lures increase false memories and assembled lists containing words linked to a common word, which was not on the list, called critical lure. Those lists were extended by Roediger and McDermott

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