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A mega-analysis of memory reports from eight peer-reviewed false memory implantation studies
ABSTRACT Understanding that suggestive practices can promote false beliefs and false memories for childhood events is important in many settings (e.g., psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal). The… Expand
Beliefs about alibis and alibi investigations: a survey of law enforcement
Abstract To date, the majority of published research on alibis has focused on jurors' perceptions of alibi believability. However in criminal cases, it is often law enforcement officers and… Expand
Event plausibility does not determine children's false memories
In this paper we ask how the plausibility of an event affects the likelihood that children will develop a false memory for it. Over three interviews 6-year-olds and 10-year-olds were shown two true… Expand
Why Errors in Alibis are Not Necessarily Evidence of Guilt
Laypeople, police, and prosecutors tend to believe that a suspect’s alibi, if truthful, should remain consistent over time (see Burke, Turtle, & Olson, 2007; Culhane & Hosch 2012; Dysart & Strange,… Expand
False memories for missing aspects of traumatic events.
Can people come to remember an event as being more traumatic than they initially experienced? Participants watched a highly structured and emotionally disturbing film depicting a car accident in… Expand
Source confusion influences the effectiveness of the autobiographical IAT
- Melanie K T Takarangi, D. Strange, Alexandra E Shortland, H. James
- Psychology, Medicine
- Psychonomic bulletin & review
- 6 April 2013
We examined the claim that the autobiographical Implicit Association Test (aIAT) can detect concealed memories. Subjects read action statements (e.g., “break the toothpick”) and either performed the… Expand
Unfair Lineups Make Witnesses More Likely to Confuse Innocent and Guilty Suspects
Eyewitness-identification studies have focused on the idea that unfair lineups (i.e., ones in which the police suspect stands out) make witnesses more willing to identify the police suspect. We… Expand
Drawing out children's false memories
Since the early 1980s there has been much research investigating children's susceptibility to memory distortions when interviewed with a range of techniques. Early studies using the ‘Draw and Tell’… Expand
Emotional impact feedback changes how we remember negative autobiographical experiences.
When people are told that their negative memories are worse than other people's, do they later remember those events differently? We asked participants to recall a recent negative memory then, 24 h… Expand