Recollection of repeated dental visits

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Pär-Anders Granhag - University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology orcid

Rebecca Willén - University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Psychology rorId


Dental care patients (n=95) participated in a quasi-experiment during 2012 in Sweden. The respondents were interviewed twice about dental visits they had made between 2002 and 2012. For verification purposes, the narratives were compared to the dental records. The data can be reused to further analyse memory for repeated events. It can be used as experimental data (including both interviews) or as single interview data (including data from only the first interview).


The main purpose is twofold. First, to empirically investigate the effectiveness of context-specific cues on adults’ memories of events they had experienced repeatedly. The second main purpose was to shed light on methodological issues in re-search on memory for repeated events by exploring whether factors such as rehearsal, interviewee age, and number of experienced events had different effects on the two measures of specificity.
Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Dental patients

Study design

Experimental study

Time period(s) investigated

2012 – Ongoing

Data collection
Geographic coverage
Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Psychology


  • Funding agency: The Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority
  • Funding agency's reference number: 252107824

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 1007-11

Topic and keywords

Research area

Psychology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Psychology (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Willén, R. M. (2015). Recollection of repeated events: Difficulties and possibilities. Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Willén, R.M., Granhag, P.A., Strömwall, L.A., & Fisher, R.P. (2015). Facilitating particularisation of repeated similar events with context-specific cues. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 56, 28-37. DOI: <;
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