Clinical and memory research has shown that
depressive symptoms may lead to a negative bias in
memory recall. This bias results in
disproportionately recalling negative memories and
events, which may perpetuate and support depressive
symptomatology. The current books experimentally
investigates if these biases extend to dysphoric
individuals'' recall, potentially resulting in
negatively biased false memories (i.e., recalling
details or events that have never in fact occurred).
The implications for clinical practice, as well as
eyewitness testimony are explored.
Book contents include a review of memory bias
research, suggestibility and clinical psychological
variables that may increase propensity for producing
false memories. Study design, results and discussion
This book will appeal to mental health clinicians
working in the area of mood and depression,
professionals in the legal area dealing with memory
accuracy and academics in the areas of clinical
psychology, memory and individual differences.