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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

5

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 7-14

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1997

Abstract

Previous research has shown that misleading postevent information can alter the report of a previously witnessed event. The present experiment extends on this research by investigating whether central and peripheral details are affected differentially by misleading postevent information. Sixty-four undergraduate students were shown a series of slides depicting a theft from a convenience store. They were then exposed to a taped narrative which contained some misinformation and some neutral information about two central and two peripheral critical details. Finally, the subjects ' memory for the original event was tested using recognition and source questions. The accuracy data replicated the misinformation effect p<.05. Central and peripheral details of the original event were not affected differentially by the misinformation. The response latency results supported Loftus 's substitution theory.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

8 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 5 no. 1 1997

Rights

Under copyright.

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Psychology Commons

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