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Retrieval Does Not Always Enhance Suggestibility: Testing Can Improve Witness Identification Performance
Law and Human Behavior
  • Jessica A. LaPaglia, Iowa State University
  • Jason C.K. Chan, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
12-1-2012
DOI
10.1037/h0093931
Abstract
Verbally recalling the appearance of a perpetrator and the details of an event can sometimes hinder later eyewitness memory performance. In two experiments, we investigated the effects of verbally recalling a face on people's ability to resist subsequent misinformation about that face. Participants watched a video of a theft and then completed either a recall test or a distractor activity. After a delay, some participants heard a piece of misinformation. Memory was assessed with a recall test in Experiment 1 and with a target-present lineup in Experiment 2. In both experiments, initial testing reduced eyewitness suggestibility for the face. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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This is a manuscript of an article from Law and Human Behavior 36 (2012): 478, doi:10.1037/h0093931. Posted with permission. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.

Copyright Owner
Chan, et al.
Language
en
Date Available
2015-01-23
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Jessica A. LaPaglia and Jason C.K. Chan. "Retrieval Does Not Always Enhance Suggestibility: Testing Can Improve Witness Identification Performance" Law and Human Behavior Vol. 36 Iss. 6 (2012) p. 478 - 487
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_chan/11/