Two Article Summaries: Maylor and Mo, and Schism in the Scholarship

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Two Article Summaries: Maylor and Mo, and Schism in the Scholarship
Part 1: Summary one
Introduction
This first summary is a synopsis of the Maylor and Mo (1999) article. In their introduction, the authors recount earlier literature which reveals that the probability of subjects falsely recalling critical theme words to which they had been exposed as part of a study asking individuals to recount lists they had heard previously was “surprisingly” high; at the same time, a study carried out much later found that the recognition rate for studied words was only marginally lower than the false recognition rate for critical lures. Other research uncovered that the subjective experience of false recognitions to critical lures was revealed as...
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..... encapsulated a specific characteristic (van Koppen & Merckelbach, 1999, p.487).
Discussion
The basic conclusion of the study is that many people recover long-forgotten (or illusory) memories under psychotherapeutic intervention; there is a concern that more needs to be done to assess whether or not psychotherapy does not “plant” memories in the minds of troubled people (van Koppen & Merckelbach, 1999).
Works Cited
Koppen, Peter Van & Merckelbach, H. (1999). Characteristics of recovered memories: a Dutch replication of Gudjonsson’s 1997 British Survey. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13, 485-489.
Maylor, E.A., & Mo, Andrew. (1999). Effects of study-test modality on false recognition. British Journal of Psychology, 90, 477-493.