The 7even sins of memory

PsyBlog has just finished its series on the ‘seven sins of memory’ that fade and distort what we try to remember, based on memory researcher Dan Schacter’s book on the same name.

The ‘seven sins’ are:

1. Transience
2. Absent-Mindedness
3. Blocking
4. Misattribution
5. Suggestibility
6. Bias
7. Persistence

And PsyBlog looks at each one, discussing what research has told of us about this particularly memory difficulty and how it affects our record of things past.

If you’re interested in reading more, Schacter’s 1999 book comes highly recommended.

Link to PsyBlog on the ‘Seven Sins of Memory’.

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