Whose Memory Is It? Examining memory distortion of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

By Carlow College on 11/13/2017

Carlow College, St Patrick’s marks the launch of Dr Candice Condon’s new book ‘Effects of Interpersonal Relationships on Shared Reminiscence’ 


You rely on your memories for who you are as a person, where you have been, and what you have experienced in your life to date. What if it turned out that these memories that you hold closely aren’t your memories at all? What if they were someone else’s memories?


Documenting the results of her research project in her first book, Dr Candice Condon investigates the effects of interpersonal relationship factors on shared reminiscence.  Speaking in advance of the launch Dr Condon said ‘Although memory and the factors that influence it have been researched more in recent years, there has been limited research which has measured the specific interpersonal effects of familiarity, trust, confidence, and memory esteem on memory distortion. In this book, I aim to examine the effects of interpersonal factors on memory distortion for ordinary events and for flashbulb memory of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001’


The book was launched on Monday 13th November, in Carlow College, St Patrick’s by Fr Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh, President of the College.  


Dr Condon’s book is available to purchase online as printed book and ebook at http://bit.ly/DrCCondon

For further information please contact:

Barbara O’ Neill, Marketing Manager, Carlow College, St Patrick’s

Phone: 059 9153296 

Email: Boneill@CarlowCollege.ie