Dissociation of processes in belief: Source recollection, statement familiarity, and the illusion of truth

  title={Dissociation of processes in belief: Source recollection, statement familiarity, and the illusion of truth},
  author={Ian Maynard Begg and Ann P. Anas and Suzanne Farinacci},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: General},
This article reports 4 experiments concerning the effect of repetition on rated truth (the illusory truth effect). Statements were paired with differentially credible sources (true vs. false). Old trues would be rated true on 2 bases, source recollection and statement familiarity. Old falses, however, would be rated false if sources were recollected, leaving the unintentional influence of familiarity as their only basis for being rated true. Even so, falses were rated truer than new statements… 

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