THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF FALSE CONFESSIONS : Compliance , Internalization , and Confabulation

@inproceedings{Kassin2005THESP,
  title={THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF FALSE CONFESSIONS : Compliance , Internalization , and Confabulation},
  author={Saul M Kassin and Katherine L. Kiechel},
  year={2005}
}
An experiment demonstrated that false incriminating evidence can lead people to accept guilt for a crime they did not commit. Subjects in a fastor slow-paced reaction time task were accused of damaging a computer by pressing the wrong key. All were truly innocent and initially denied the charge. A confederate then said she saw the subject hit the key or did not see the subject hit the key. Compared with subjects in the slowpacelno-witness group, those in the fast-pace/witness group were more… CONTINUE READING