Source credibility and idea improvement have independent effects on unconscious plagiarism errors in recall and generate-new tasks.

  title={Source credibility and idea improvement have independent effects on unconscious plagiarism errors in recall and generate-new tasks.},
  author={Timothy J. Perfect and Ian Field and Robert Jones},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={35 1},
Unconscious plagiarism occurs when people try to generate new ideas or when they try to recall their own ideas from among a set generated by a group. In this study, the factors that independently influence these two forms of plagiarism error were examined. Participants initially generated solutions to real-world problems in 2 domains of knowledge in collaboration with a confederate presented as an expert in 1 domain. Subsequently, the participant generated improvements to half of the ideas from… 

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