An apparent recollection of an event which did not actually occur, especially one of childhood sexual abuse arising from suggestion during psychoanalysis: [as modifier]: false memory syndrome
More example sentences
- Suggestion may even induce false memories of abuse.
- In any experiment some subjects will sometimes be very confident that their false memory is actually true and report the memory as being quite vivid.
- Several professional organizations are now cautioning therapists that by being too directive they might inadvertently be implanting false memories in their clients.
Definition of false memory in:
- The US English dictionary