When Eyewitnesses Talk

@article{Wright2009WhenET,
  title={When Eyewitnesses Talk},
  author={D. B. Wright and A. Memon and Elin M. Skagerberg and F. Gabbert},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={174 - 178}
}
When two people witness an event, they often discuss it. Because memory is not perfect, sometimes this discussion includes errors. One person's errors can become part of another person's account, and this proliferation of error can lead to miscarriages of justice. In this article, we describe the social and cognitive processes involved. Research shows how people combine information about their own memory with other people's memories based on factors such as confidence, perceived expertise, and… Expand
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