is otherwise known as illusory memory. A false memory is considered a distortion of a memory which had previously been internalised into the psyche of an individual. See also confabulation.

FALSE MEMORY: "When recalling memories, some individuals can effectively remember items incorrectly, these false memories are then assumed to be correct from there on."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FALSE MEMORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-memory/ (accessed October 21, 2021).