Dual process theory of reasoning and recognition memory errors: Individual differences in a memory prose task


Cognitive factors can mediate the tendency to create false memory. We explored the role of the two systems of reasoning in the production of false memories. Such difference can be assessed through the Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT), a measure of the propensity to reflect rather than producing an intuitive response. By the use of a DRM-like paradigm in a prose recognition memory task, we measured CRT-related individual differences in producing false memories. We observed that intuitive thinkers are more likely to produce false memories.

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