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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

1

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 14-19

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1992

Abstract

The recall of an event such as a robbery has been shown to be affected by how closely post-event information corresponds to what the witness actually saw. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the effect of misleading information may be influenced by expertise of the source of the post-event information. Results revealed that subjects recalled less accurately when they received misleading information in the narrative than when the information corresponded with what they had viewed, whereas the accuracy of the recall was unaffected by whether the witness in the narrative was an expert or a non-expert. Subjects rated the narrative witnesses as having equal credibility. This study suggests that the memory for events related to a crime-scene may be impaired by misleading post-event information, but is unaffected by the source of that misleading information when the sources differ in occupational expertise.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

6 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 1 no. 1 1992

Rights

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