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Title: Adaptive malleability of memory : involuntary memory in executing interpersonal self-deception
Authors: Lu, HJ 
Keywords: Self-deception
Voluntary conscious memory
Involuntary conscious memory
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Source: International journal of psychological studies, 2016, v. 8, no. 3, p. 17-25 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of psychological studies 
Abstract: Extending earlier work on the function of memory in executing self-deception, we hypothesized that involuntary conscious memory was temporarily lost or distorted to help the deceiver keep truthful information away from both self and others, whereas unconscious memory remained intact. In two experiments, participants were instructed to deceive a high- or low-status target by concealing previously studied words. Results showed that involuntary conscious memory but not voluntary conscious memory or unconscious memory of the participants differed between the two conditions of deception and nondeception, when the deceiving target was a high- compared to low-status person. This study pinpoints the involuntary conscious memory among the memory components in executing self-deception and supports the adaptive malleability of memory.
ISSN: 1918-7211 (print)
1918-722X (online)
DOI: 10.5539/ijps.v8n3p17
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