Current Issues and Advances in Misinformation Research
Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 20-23, 2011
5 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2011
Eyewitnesses are often called upon to report information about what they have seen. A wealth of research from the past century has demonstrated, however, that eyewitness memory is malleable and vulnerable to distorting influences, including the effects of misinformation. In this article, we review recent developments in research related to the misinformation effect, including individual differences in susceptibility, neuroimaging approaches, and protective interview procedures that may better elicit accurate event details. We conclude with a section on related false memory research.
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