Assassination of a controversial politician: Remembering details from another non‐existent film

Marko Jelicic, Tom Smeets, Maarten J. V. Peters, Ingrid Candel, Robert Horselenberg, Harald Merckelbach

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Abstract

We asked undergraduate students (N = 83) if they had seen non‐existent video footage of the assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, and whether they could remember details of this footage. Sixty‐three percent of the participants indicated they had seen the footage, and 23% were able to provide details of this footage. Participants with ‘memories’ of the non‐existent footage had higher fantasy proneness scores than those who could not remember this footage. Results underscore the malleability of our autobiographical memory
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-596
JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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