CATEGORICAL INTRUSION

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n. a phenomenon whereby, during a test on memory recall, the participant recalls some items not included in the memorization task but are from the same category. See categorized list. Also deese paradigm.

CATEGORICAL INTRUSION: "Because some categories have far too many familiar items within them (.e.g animals, names) they may result in a 'false memory' called a categorical intrusion."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CATEGORICAL INTRUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/categorical-intrusion/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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