Familiarity breeds distortion: the effects of media exposure on false reports concerning media coverage of the terrorist attacks in london on 7 July 2005.

@article{Ost2008FamiliarityBD,
  title={Familiarity breeds distortion: the effects of media exposure on false reports concerning media coverage of the terrorist attacks in london on 7 July 2005.},
  author={James Ost and P{\"a}r-Anders Granhag and Julie Udell and Emma Roos af Hjelms{\"a}ter},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={76-85}
}
The present experiment investigated whether increased media exposure could lead to an increase in memory distortions regarding a traumatic public event: the explosion of the No. 30 bus in Tavistock Square, London on 7 July 2005. A total of 150 Swedish and 150 UK participants completed a series of questionnaires about their memory of either (i) the aftermath of the explosion, (ii) a non-existent computerised reconstruction of the moment of the explosion, or (iii) non-existent closed circuit… CONTINUE READING

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