Barbara Tversky

Stanford University

Barbara Tversky, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, will begin research for a book that profiles how people communicate their own perception of reality to others, and how the process of conveying that information shapes their memories of past events. She will explore narrative distortions like exaggeration and caricature, asking about the contexts in which storytellers use them and the ability of listeners to detect them.


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