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| Published: September 25, 2020

Impact of study modality on false memory

Kavita Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Deemed University, Dayalbagh, Agra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Priya Gupta

Pursuing Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Deemed University, Dayalbagh, Agra, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.029/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.029

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Human memory is thought to be perfect but it has inaccuracy and errors which are technically known as false memory. These memories can be affected by the way the learning material presented to subjects (Study Modality). With this view-point, the main objective of the present paper was to study the influence of study modality on false memory.  A sample of 100 students from the age group of 12 – 25 years was drawn through convenient sampling technique. Two types of presentation were utilized: one visual and the other auditory. One group of Students was presented the lists visually and the other group heard the lists (auditory group). After presentation of each list, a Recognition Test was given to the respondents. Mann Whitney U test has been used to analyze the data. The results showed that there is a significant difference between Visual and Auditory modes of presentation for false recall (Zu = 2.522, p < 0.01). The present investigation has implications in the area of education and eyewitness testimony.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.029/20200803

10.25215/0803.029

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020