False memories from survival processing make better primes for problem-solving

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Garner, S. R.; Howe, M. L.;
(2014)

Previous research has demonstrated that participants remember significantly more survival-related information and more information that is processed for its survival relevance. Recent research has also shown that survival materials and processing result in more false me... View more
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