Short Communication - Journal Clinical Psychiatry and Cognitive Psychology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 1
History of Cognitive Psychological Memory Research
Research has repeatedly shown that memory is highly sensitive to social influence. Some researchers have argued that, rather than being a “sin” of memory. This malleability is adaptive, in that it allows people to converge with other members of their social groups onto shared ways of remembering the past. Such convergence occurs both via what is collectively remembered and what is collectively forgotten. Susceptibility to social influences is a characteristic of human memory that allows people to form the collective memories that undergird stable social relations.