Problem

Biased recall

Other Names:
Distorted memory of past events
Unreliability of memory
Incorrect memories
False memories
Nature:

Memories are distorted by the peak experience of any episode -- whether good or bad -- and what it felt like when the experience stopped. Thus, memory will rank a short and relatively painless operation which ends on a painful note as worse than an operation which ends on a painless note, even if it lasted longer and was overall more painful.

Broader Problems:
Distortion
Memory defects
Narrower Problems:
Recovered memories
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
09.04.2019 – 13:29 CEST