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In 1995-1996, three psychological researchers conducted a study on false memories. Their research involved describing a fictitious "memory" of having been lost at a shopping mall as a child, along with true childhood events, in a series of interviews with their subjects. The subjects eventually believed they remembered the incident truly happening. This study cast serious doubt on so-called "recovered memories." However, critics challenged the study on the basis that the subjects may truly have become lost as children, in which case they were really recovering lost memories.

What could be done in a further study to support the theory that people can easily be implanted with false memories?

A

Conduct a study in which people are implanted with memories of having met Daffy Duck at Disneyworld.

B

Research the histories of the original study subjects to see if they were ever lost as children.

C

Conduct a study in which people are implanted with memories of having had a different traumatic experience as children.

D

Replicate the exact conditions of the first study to see if other people can be implanted with the memory of being lost in a mall.

E

Conduct a larger study to see if a larger number of people can be implanted with the false memory.

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