| Published: September 25, 2020
Impact of study modality on false memory
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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© 2020, K Kumar & P Gupta
Received: June 29, 2020; Revision Received: August 02, 2020; Accepted: September 25, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020