Children's memory distortions following social contact with a co-witness: Disentangling social and cognitive mechanisms

@article{BrightPaul2012ChildrensMD,
  title={Children's memory distortions following social contact with a co-witness: Disentangling social and cognitive mechanisms},
  author={Alexandra Bright-Paul and Christopher Jarrold and Daniel B. Wright and Stephanie Guillaume},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={580 - 595}
}
This study examined whether recalling an event with a co-witness influences children's recall. Individual 3–5-year-olds (n = 48) watched a film with a co-witness. Unbeknown to participants, the co-witness was watching an alternative version of the film. Afterwards both the co-witness and the participant answered questions about the film together (public recall), and the degree to which children conformed to the co-witness's alternative version of events was measured. Subsequently participants… 
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