Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Murray Millar

Number of Pages

36

Abstract

Plausibility of unlikely events was investigated using a pre-test and post-test of the Life Events Inventory (Garry, et al, 1996). Students (N = 55) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas completed two sessions, including a plausibility scenario phase in which they were asked to describe four events chosen by the researcher from the pre-test on the basis of reported plausibility. Two of the events were rated low in plausibility and two were rated high in plausibility. Results indicate that plausibility ratings increase more for low rated items when participants are asked to describe those items than for control items which are not described.

Keywords

Autobiographical; Effect; Events; Generated; Information; Plausibility; Self

Controlled Subject

Psychology, Experimental; Cognitive psychology

Disciplines

Higher Education

File Format

pdf

File Size

1.08 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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