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    Please answer the following questions in at least 300 words.
    What is source monitoring? How can source monitoring be enhanced to decrease memory distortion?

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    Problem: What is source monitoring? How can source monitoring be enhanced to decrease memory distortion?

    Source Monitoring
    According to Johnson, et al. (1993), Source-monitoring is a type of memory error in which the source of a memory in a subject is attributed to people, times, or places that do not actually exist the memory's actual source. Seemingly, errors such as these usually happen because of many reasons including poor perception, or what he calls "poor initial encoding." Another reason that source monitoring may occur is when one of the "judgment processes" is disturbed when determining the source of the memory. ...

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    This short paper defines source monitoring and give some examples of source monitoring. References are used to describe how source monitoring can be enhanced to decrease memory function. The explanation is given in 395 words with two references.

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