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Creating memory distortion

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I need help with explaining how factors can influence and create distortions of memory, and how one of those factors can create a memory distortion. Would you please provide me with an example? I understand better that way. Also, can you explain three consequences of memory distortion in the context of eyewitness testimony?

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Memory Distortions and Factors Creating Them

Some factors that can create memory distortions are:

Police interrogations: (Information usually offered by witnesses). Some people actually do not remember what they have seen, but will still point a witness out or persist to describe 'so called ...

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The following posting discusses the factors that can influence and create distortions of memory.