Abertay Research Collections >
Social & Health Sciences >
Social & Health Sciences Collection >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Memory conformity: disentangling the steps toward influence during a discussion|
|Authors: ||Gabbert, Fiona|
Wright, Daniel B.
|Affiliation: ||University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences|
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2006|
|Publisher: ||Psychonomic Society|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|Rights: ||Published version (c)Psychonomic Society, available from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2006-12647-017&site=ehost-live|
|Citation: ||Gabbert, F., Memon, A. and Wright, D. B. 2006. Memory conformity: disentangling the steps toward influence during a discussion. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 13(3): pp.480-485. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2006-12647-017&site=ehost-live|
|Abstract: ||When two people see the same event and discuss it, one person's memory report can influence what the other person subsequently claims to remember. We refer to this as memory conformity. In the present article, two factors underlying the memory conformity effect are investigated. First, are there any characteristics of the dialogue that predict memory conformity? Second, is memory conformity differentially affected when information is encountered that omits, adds to, or contradicts originally encoded items? Participants were tested in pairs. The two members of each pair encoded slightly different versions of complex scenes and discussed them prior to an individual free recall test The discussions were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed. Our most striking finding was that the witness initiating the discussion was most likely to influence the other witness's memory report. Furthermore, witnesses were most likely to be influenced when an additional (previously unseen) item of information was encountered in the discussion.|
|Appears in Collections:||Social & Health Sciences Collection|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.