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Miramontes, M. M., Mojardín, A. H., & Stein, L. M. (2010). ¿Can generation effect produce false memories?. Acta Colombiana De Psicología, 13(2), 175–184. Retrieved from

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The generation effect (GE) is the memory advantage of a self-generated (e.g., dep_rt_me_t) information, as compared to information that has been received complete, just to be memorized (e.g., department). The advantage of the GE in memory has been questioned because of its high associations with FM, and recent approaches that state commonality of responsible memory processes to both phenomena. FM refers to memory reports that are partially or totally inconsistent with experienced events. The aim of the present paper is to review the classical studies on GE and FM, as well as the interaction with each other and the theoretical approaches about them. Some hypotheses suggesting that the GE could not only enhance true memory but also produce more FM are discussed. Possible lines for future empirical research that may lead to clarify the relationship between these two phenomena are considered.



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