Misleading postevent information and memory for events: arguments and evidence against memory impairment hypotheses.

@article{McCloskey1985MisleadingPI,
  title={Misleading postevent information and memory for events: arguments and evidence against memory impairment hypotheses.},
  author={Michael McCloskey and Maria S. Zaragoza},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={1985},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={1-16}
}
The claim that a person's memory for an event may be altered by information encountered after the event has been influential in shaping current conceptions of memory. The basis for the claim is a series of studies showing that subjects who are given false or misleading information about a previously witnessed event perform more poorly on tests of memory for the event than subjects who are not misled. In this article we argue that the available evidence does not imply that misleading postevent… CONTINUE READING
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