Recalling a Witnessed Event Increases Eyewitness Suggestibility

@article{Chan2009RecallingAW,
  title={Recalling a Witnessed Event Increases Eyewitness Suggestibility},
  author={Jason C. K. Chan and Ayanna K. Thomas and John B. Bulevich},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={66 - 73}
}
People's later memory of an event can be altered by exposure to misinformation about that event. The typical misinformation paradigm, however, does not include a recall test prior to the introduction of misinformation, contrary to what real-life eyewitnesses encounter when they report to a 911 operator or crime-scene officer. Because retrieval is a powerful memory enhancer (the testing effect), recalling a witnessed event prior to receiving misinformation about it should reduce eyewitness… Expand

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