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You rely on your memories for who you are as a person, where you have been, and what you have experienced in your life to date. But, what if it turned out that these memories that you hold closely aren’t your memories at all? What if they were someone else’s memories?

This book documents the results of a research project investigating the effects of interpersonal relationship factors on shared reminiscence. Although memory and the factors that influence it have been researched more in recent years, there has been limited research which has measured the specific interpersonal effects of familiarity, trust, confidence, and memory esteem on memory distortion.

There are four empirical chapters in this book. Within these four chapters are four separate, but related, studies, which examine the effects of interpersonal factors on memory distortion for ordinary events and for flashbulb memory of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Author Biography

Dr Candice E. Condon completed her PhD in the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her main interests are in the areas of shared memory, conformity, interpersonal relationships, trust, and more broadly, cognitive psychology, social psychology and social statistics. She was awarded a First Class Honours MSc degree from the University of Limerick, and completed her postdoctoral research in cognitive impairment at the Medical School of the University of Limerick. She secured highly competitive funding for her research from the Irish Research Council (Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Health Research Board, and was also awarded a PhD scholarship for academic excellence by the University of Limerick. She also completed the Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship at the University of Limerick. She has published articles in psychology and presented her research findings at numerous academic conferences in Ireland, Europe and the United States. Dr Condon is currently a Lecturer of Psychology at Carlow College St. Patrick’s, Ireland, where she currently teaches General Psychology, Child Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology. She is also an Academic Advisor and Dissertation Supervisor.
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