Social contagion of memory

@article{Roediger2001SocialCO,
  title={Social contagion of memory},
  author={Henry L Roediger and Michelle L Meade and Erik T. Bergman},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={8},
  pages={365-371}
}
We report a new paradigm for studying false memories implanted by social influence, a process we call the social contagion of memory. A subject and confederate together saw six common household scenes (e.g., a kitchen) containing many objects, for either 15 or 60 sec. During a collaborative recall test, the 2 subjects each recalled six items from the scenes, but the confederate occasionally made mistakes by reporting items not from the scene. Some intrusions were highly consistent with the… 
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