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  • I still think it was a banana: Memorable lies and forgettable truths 

    Allan, Kevin; Gabbert, Fiona (Elsevier, 2008-02)
    Interpersonal influences on cognition can distort memory judgements. Two experiments examined the nature of these ‘social’ influences, and whether their persistence is independent of their accuracy. Experiment 1 found that ...
  • Memory conformity and the perceived accuracy of self versus other 

    Allan, Kevin; Midjord, J. Palli; Martin, Doug; Gabbert, Fiona (Psychonomic Society/Springer Verlag, 2012-02)
    Here, we demonstrate that the decision to conform to another person’s memory involves a strategic trade-off that balances the accuracy of one’s own memory against that of another person. We showed participants three household ...
  • Memory conformity: can eyewitnesses influence each other's memories for an event? 

    Gabbert, Fiona; Memon, Amina; Allan, Kevin (John Wiley & Sons, 2003-07)
    The current study investigated memory conformity effects between individuals who witness and then discuss a criminal event, employing a novel procedure whereby each member of a dyad watches a different video of the same ...
  • Say it to my face: Examining the effects of socially encountered misinformation 

    Gabbert, Fiona; Memon, Amina; Allan, Kevin; Wright, Daniel B. (British Psychological Society, 2004-09)
    Objectives. Errors in eyewitness accounts can occur when a witness comes into contact with post-event 'misinformation'. A common way to encounter misinformation is through face-to-face interaction, in particular, via ...
  • Simulation-based mentalizing generates a ‘proxy’ self-reference effect in memory 

    Allan, Kevin; Morson, Suzannah; Dixon, Susan; Martin, Douglas; Cunningham, Sheila J. (Taylor and Francis, 2016-07-26)
    The self-reference effect (SRE) in memory is thought to depend on specialized mechanisms that enhance memory for self-relevant information. We investigated whether these mechanisms can be engaged “by proxy” when we simulate ...