Effects of integrative memorial and cognitive processes on the correspondence of eyewitness accuracy and confidence

@article{Leippe1980EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of integrative memorial and cognitive processes on the correspondence of eyewitness accuracy and confidence},
  author={Michael R. Leippe},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={1980},
  volume={4},
  pages={261-274}
}
Reported correlations between accuracy and certainty of eyewitness identifications are sometimes positive, but equally often nil. Examination of theory and research in eyewitness, cognitive, and social psychology suggests that these discrepancies are due to differential instigation of integrative memorial and cognitive processes across eyewitness situations. These processes occur unconsciously and therefore may alter either memory or confidence independently of each other. As a result, accuracy… Expand
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