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Telescoping is not time compression: a model of the dating of autobiographical events.

dc.contributor.author Baddeley, Alan D
dc.contributor.author Rubin, David C
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-21T17:08:49Z
dc.date.issued 1989-11
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2811662
dc.identifier.issn 0090-502X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10165
dc.description.abstract A model of telescoping is proposed that assumes no systematic errors in dating. Rather, the overestimation of recent occurrences of events is based on the combination of three factors: (1) Retention is greater for recent events; (2) errors in dating, though unbiased, increase linearly with the time since the dated event; and (3) intrusions often occur from events outside the period being asked about, but such intrusions do not come from events that have not yet occurred. In Experiment 1, we found that recall for colloquia fell markedly over a 2-year interval, the magnitude of errors in psychologists' dating of the colloquia increased at a rate of .4 days per day of delay, and the direction of the dating error was toward the middle of the interval. In Experiment 2, the model used the retention function and dating errors from the first study to predict the distribution of the actual dates of colloquia recalled as being within a 5-month period. In Experiment 3, the findings of the first study were replicated with colloquia given by, instead of for, the subjects.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Mem Cognit
dc.subject Attention
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Judgment
dc.subject Memory
dc.subject Mental Recall
dc.subject Time Perception
dc.title Telescoping is not time compression: a model of the dating of autobiographical events.
dc.type Journal article
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2811662
pubs.begin-page 653
pubs.end-page 661
pubs.issue 6
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 17


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