Justifying Atrocities Alters the Memory

LiveScience:

Torture and atrocities are often downplayed by those inflicting the pain. Now, research reveals how attempting to justify the behavior of one’s own group literally alters memory.

In the new study, people from the United States listened to accounts of torture and war crimes shared by Afghani or American soldiers. Researchers found that the listeners clung to their memories of the justifications for these crimes only if they heard another American telling the tale.

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