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Eyewitness Memories

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Jose, a police detective, wants to know if the details and accuracy of an eyewitness's memory of a crime would be enhanced and improved under hypnosis. So he enlists the help of a local hypnotherapist. Given what research about hypnosis has determined, what should the hypnotherapist tell Jose about hypnotically retrieved memories?​

A

Hypnotically retrieved memories are usually more accurate than conscious memories.

B

Hypnosis only improves the memory of traumatic childhood events.

C

Hypnotically retrieved memories are purely the product of the subject's imagination.

D

Most hypnotically retrieved memories are either false or contaminated.

E

Hypnotically retrieved memories are subject to the interpretation of the hypnotist.