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  false memory
A false memory is a memory which is a distortion of an actual experience, or a confabulation of an imagined one.
Many false memories involve confusing or mixing fragments of memory events, some of which may have happened at different times but which are remembered as occurring together.
Still other false memories are believed to be the result of the prodding, leading, and suggestions of therapists and counselors.
skepdic.com /falsememory.html   (1648 words)

 Creating False Memories
To study false memory, my students and I first had to find a way to plant a pseudomemory that would not cause our subjects undue emotional stress, either in the process of creating the false memory or when we revealed that they had been intentionally deceived.
In addition to actual events reported by parents, each participant was given one false event either an overnight hospitalization for a high fever and a possible ear infection, or a birthday party with pizza and a clown that supposedly happened at about the age of five.
False memories are constructed by combining actual memories with the content of suggestions received from others.
faculty.washington.edu /eloftus/Articles/sciam.htm   (3211 words)

 false - Search Results - MSN Encarta
False Statement, something that is presented as being true but is actually false.
Dragonhead, False, common name for a genus of perennial plants of the mint family.
The false dragonheads are related to another perennial herb,...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=false   (184 words)

 False Alarm Reduction System (FARS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
False alarm reduction should be a cooperative effort: local government, law enforcement, alarm industry and alarm owners.
False Alarm Reduction System (FARS) is a proven false alarm software package for local governments who are committed to reducing false alarm incidents in their law enforcement jurisdictions.
false alarm reduction software package helped one Florida county and city decrease false alarms by 44.6% in the first 12 months with a combined decrease in the 2nd year of 56%.
www.falsealarmreduction.com   (537 words)

In sum, the use of the phrase ''false memory syndrome'' accurately depicts three skeptical views: first, that false memories of childhood abuse are common; second, that false memories of childhood abuse have a typical etiology; and third, that it is possible to provide a profile of the character type most likely to manifest pseudomemories.
The proliferation of empirical research on false memories needs to be understood in the context of the interpersonal relations that precipitate the formation of institutions such as the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, and the political and cultural climate that this sort of institution and its media followers create (see Addelson 1993).
A primary difficulty with both sides of the false memory debate, as currently constructed, is the assumption of client passivity and the subsequent failure to hold the client responsible for her beliefs, feelings, or behaviors.
www.msu.edu /~hypatia/false.htm   (18948 words)

 Medications & Substances Causing False Positives - Pass Your Drug Test .com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
False Positive drug test, wrong drug test results, Pass a Urine Drug Test, Pass a drug test.
Ronald Siegel, a psychopharmacologist at UCLA said 'The widespread testing and reliance on tell-tale traces of drugs in the urine is simply a panic reaction invoked because the normal techniques for controlling drug use haven't worked very well.
If you attend a rock concert or ride in a car where marijuana is smoked nearby, even if you do not partake, the second hand marijuana that you might inhale may give your test a positive result for several days.
www.passyourdrugtest.com.cob-web.org:8888 /false-positives.htm   (830 words)

 Type I and type II errors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
False positives are common in full text searching, in which the search algorithm examines all of the text in all of the stored documents and tries to match one or more of the search terms that have been supplied by the user.
The ratio of false positives (identifying an innocent traveller as a terrorist) to true positives (detecting a would-be terrorist) is, therefore, very high; and because almost every alarm is a false positive, the positive predictive value of these screening tests is very low.
False negatives are problematic in biometric scans, such as those involving iris or retina scanning or facial recognition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/False_positive   (3701 words)

 Product Overview - False Alarm Software with false alarm billing, bracking & management of false alarm reduction ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
False Alarm Reduction System is a proven false alarm billing and management solution for local governments who are committed to false alarm reduction in their jurisdiction.
Permit registration and false alarms may be linked to a master account.
The False Alarm Reduction System was designed to be date sensitive so there is no month-end or year-end closeout routines required.
www.falsealarmreduction.com /overview.htm   (542 words)

 False friend - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
False friends are pairs of words in two languages (or letters in two alphabets) that look and/or sound similar, but differ in meaning.
False cognates, by contrast, are similar words in different languages that appear to have a common historical linguistic origin (regardless of meaning) but actually do not.
Both false friends and false cognates can cause difficulty for students learning a foreign language, particularly one that is related to their native language, because the students are likely to misidentify the words due to language interference.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/False_friend   (862 words)

 False Confessions?
To estimate the frequency of false confessions, one should canvass the available empirical evidence for estimates of (1) the number of criminal cases; (2) the error rate (that is, the wrongful conviction rate) in those cases; and (3) the proportion of wrongful convictions attributable to false confessions.
In light of the competing risks to the innocent from false confessions and lost confessions, the important public policy question becomes the relative frequency of false confessions as a cause of wrongful convictions versus true confessions as a cure for wrongful convictions.
If a person who has made a false confession is not convicted-because the police do not arrest, the prosecutor does not indict, or the jury does not convictthen the screens in the system have at least worked to prevent the ultimate miscarriage of justice, the conviction of an innocent person.
www.prodeathpenalty.com /guilt.htm   (15285 words)

 Links for False Alarm Software, False Alarm Billing, Alarm Ordinance, & Law Enforcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
False alarms are more than an inconvenience; they take up the time and energy of law enforcement that may be needed to respond to a real emergency.
The majority of alarm calls received by police and sheriff departments are false alarms, which may be avoided by starting a false alarm reduction program using the model ordinance; and a false alarm billing, tracking and management software package.
False alarm penalties, fines or fees not only provide an incentive for alarm owners to prevent false alarms, but off set the cost of law and code enforcement.
www.falsealarmreduction.com /links.htm   (435 words)

  Qui Tam - Fraud Against the Government - False Claims Act - Taxpayers Against Fraud
The reason for this is that the False Claims Act calls for triple damages so that the Government can be made whole, not only by recouping the cost of whistleblower awards, but also by recovering the cost of investigations, prosecutions, and lost interest.
The False Claims Act is not used to correct minor billing mistakes or errors, as these frauds are not systematic and rarely amount to truly large sums of money.
A False Claims Act lawsuit against Swiss-based Serono for the marketing of their Serostim human growth hormone was settled for $704 million, making it the largest civil prescription drug settlement to date.
www.taf.org   (4665 words)

 False Allegations Of Child Sexual Abuse
Abuse accusations that are falsely made require that attorneys and clients be able to expose the false abuse allegations quickly and efficiently.
Falsely accused of child molestation or incest, the accused must counter the testimony of protective caseworkers, Child Protective Services (CPS), and often, privately retained expert witnesses.
While this information is not legal advice, the author, as a recognized expert in the area, is presenting material which, in his experience, is associated with the efficient defense against false allegations of child sexual abuse -- whether in the earliest stages, or in a domestic or criminal court action.
www.falseabuse.com /main.html   (793 words)

 False flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities.
In espionage the false flag technique is used to recruit people into spying or stealing critical documents, by convincing them that they are working for a friendly government or their own government.
Terrorist attacks may sometimes be in fact false flag operations, as in the Italian strategy of tension in which several bombings in the 1970s, attributed to far-left organizations, were in fact carried out by far-right organizations cooperating with the Italian secret services (see Operation Gladio).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/False_flag   (1670 words)

 False Eyelashes, Fake Eyelashes, Individual False Eyelashes - Online Discount Store for Quality Eyelashes
False Eyelashes Store is one of the best convenience online store that specialize in high quality fake eyelashes.
False Eyelashes were invented in 1916 by D.W. Griffith, the American Film Director.
Griffith invented false eyelashes for his epic, "Intollerance" in which he wanted actress Seena Owen's lashes looked very long that they would brush her cheeks when she blinked.
www.falseeyelashesstore.com   (241 words)

 Memory and Reality (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Some of our memories are true, some are a mixture of fact and fantasy, and some are false -- whether those memories seem to be continuous or seem to be recalled after a time of being forgotten or not thought about.
Sometimes, however, false beliefs cause great harm, not only to the people who hold them, but also to others.
The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization founded in March, 1992.
www.fmsfonline.org.cob-web.org:8888   (472 words)

 False - definition from Biology-Online.org
Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as, a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in grammar.
www.biology-online.org /dictionary/False   (223 words)

 False dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The false dilemma fallacy refers to misuse of the or operator.
A false dilemma may not necessarily be limited to two choices; it may involve three possibilities, in which case it is known as a trifurcation, or more, in which case the dilemma may be more the result of accidental omission than deliberate intent.
This argument is a false dilemma, because there are many other reasons why Mark may have been late for work (he might have decided to quit his job unannounced, he might have been arrested for traffic offences, and so on).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/False_dilemma   (464 words)

 FALSE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FALSE is notably more tractable than most esoteric programming languages.
FALSE has two control flow statements, if and while.
Forth programming language, from which the structure of FALSE was derived.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FALSE   (913 words)

 NCADRC - National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center - Education and other help for defending against false ...
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to educating professionals as well as victims of false allegations of child abuse on the factual, scientific data regarding child abuse allegations.
For the falsely accused, we can refer leading professionals from the legal, mental health, and medical fields skilled in combating false allegations.
With over fifteen years of experience collecting information and reviewing cases involving persons who maintain that they are targets of false accusations of child abuse, we are an essential resource for anyone accused or defending someone accused of child abuse.
www.falseallegation.org   (265 words)

 False River Realty - Real Estate Properties in Pointe Coupee Parish, False River, New Roads, Louisiana, Residential or ...
Whether it is a lake home on beautiful False River, residential homes and lots in New Roads and the surrounding areas, acreage tracts or commercial properties, our experienced, knowledgeable agents are ready to meet your needs.
He was a pioneer at a time when the latest technology was a typewriter and real estate was sold by "word of mouth".
False River Realty continues to be a leader in real estate sales in the New Roads, Louisiana area!
www.falseriverrealty.com   (192 words)

 Alaska fishing alaska salmon fishing fishing trip alaska alaska charter fishing fly fishing alaska alaska fishing guide ...
Whether you seek sport fishing opportunities for salmon or halibut, or to exercise your flyrod as you hunt for bright Steelhead, Rainbow, Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Trout, False Island Lodge is a perfect Southeast Alaskan destination.
False Island Lodge is a unique wilderness retreat located in the heart of Southeast Alaska, 50 miles away from the community of Sitka.
Arriving by seaplane, you are delivered to the most rich fishing grounds in the world, and will spend your time relaxing minutes away from prime fishing grounds.
alaskafalseislandlodge.com   (105 words)

 The Dual Role of the Narcissist's False Self
She said that because the Idealised (=False) Self sets impossible goals to the narcissist, the results are frustration and self hate which grow with every setback or failure.
The False Self is misrepresented by the narcissist as his True Self.
The False Self is an adaptive reaction to pathological circumstances.
samvak.tripod.com /faq48.html   (1156 words)

 false   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
`false' does nothing except return an exit status of 1, meaning "failure".
`false' ignores all command line arguments, even `--help' and `--version', since to do otherwise would change expected behavior that some programmers may be relying on.
This version of `false' is implemented as a C program, and is thus more secure and faster than a shell script implementation, and may safely be used as a dummy shell for the purpose of disabling accounts.
www.ss64.com /bash/false.html   (115 words)

 False Profit, LLC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
There are other possible causes as well: a link you followed is out of date, you mis-typed the address in the address bar, or the page has simply been deleted.
False Profit, LLC: The Company that is Bigger than Money.
False Profit is passionate about pushing the limits of what a Limited Liability Company can be.
www.false-profit.com /events/Luminate   (235 words)

 True or False Quizzes and Trivia -- FunTrivia
I noticed there haven't been any new 'true or false' quizzes for a while...so here's one for you all, I love these because you have a 50-50 chance of getting each question right (well, in theory).
Here is a true or false quiz to test your knowledge.
Here is a 15 question true or false quiz that touches on different subjects.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/general/true_or_false.html   (641 words)

 False Profit, LLC
The False Profit community think tank just released our 2006 Voter Guide, and we strongly encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming November 7th election.
CorpWatch (a False Profit acquisition target) recently released a report entitled "Big, Easy Money: Disaster Profiteering on the Gulf Coast".
Our research here at False Profit indicates a significant discrepancy between the theory of capitalism and such practices.
www.false-profit.com   (223 words)

 FALSE - OneLook Dictionary Search
False, false : UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
Phrases that include FALSE: false positive, false negative, false alarm, false hearted, false start, more...
Words similar to FALSE: faux, sham, assumed, delusive, faithlessly, fake, falsely, falseness, falser, falsest, fictitious, fictive, hollow, imitation, mistaken, off-key, pretended, simulated, sour, traitorously, more...
www.onelook.com /?loc=pub&w=FALSE   (299 words)

 false. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Intentionally deceptive: a suitcase with a false bottom; false promises.
Resembling but not accurately or properly designated as such: a false thaw in January; the false dawn peculiar to the tropics.
Middle English fals, from Old English, counterfeit, and from Old French, false, both from Latin falsus, from past participle of fallere, to deceive.
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