Can a witness report hearsay evidence unintentionally? The effects of discussion on eyewitness memory

  title={Can a witness report hearsay evidence unintentionally? The effects of discussion on eyewitness memory},
  author={Helena M. Paterson and Richard I Kemp and Sarah McIntyre},
  journal={Psychology, Crime \& Law},
  pages={505 - 527}
Abstract When eyewitnesses are exposed to misinformation about an event from a co-witness, they often incorporate this misinformation in their recall of the event. The current research aimed to investigate whether this memory conformity phenomenon is due to change in the witness's memory for the event, or to social pressures to conform to the co-witness's account. Participants were shown a crime video and then asked to discuss the video in groups, with some receiving misinformation about the… 
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