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Contribution to Book
Misinformation Effects in Older Versus Younger Adults: A Meta-analysis and Review
The Elderly Eyewitness in Court (2014)
  • Lindsey E. Wylie, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Lawrence Patihis
  • Leslie L. McCuller
  • Deborah Davis
  • Eve M. Brank
  • Elizabeth F. Loftus
  • Brian H. Bornstein
Abstract
Editors: Michael P. Toglia, David F. Ross, Joanna Pozzulo, and Emily Pica

Chapter 2, Misinformation Effects in Older Versus Younger Adults: A Meta-analysis and Review, co-authored by Lindsey E. Wylie.

The majority of research on eyewitness memory has traditionally studied children and young adults. By contrast, this volume is designed to provide an overview of empirical research on the cognitive, social, and health related factors that impact the accuracy of eyewitness testimony given by the elderly.

The book takes a lifespan developmental perspective that incorporates research on witnesses of all ages, but uses the findings to focus on issues unique to the elderly. This includes research on recognition memory with lineup identifications and recall memory that occurs when an elderly witness is asked to describe an event in court. The Elderly Eyewitness also examines jurors’ reactions to the testimony of an elderly witness, and the legal and social policy issues that emerge when the elderly witness participate in legal proceedings. While reviewing what is known about the elderly witness, the book also provides a direction for future research into this new frontier of scientific inquiry.

Its audience spans researchers in cognitive and developmental psychology, and professionals working in the growing area of psychology and law.
Keywords
  • applied psychology,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • development and aging,
  • elder adults,
  • memory,
  • older Americans,
  • eyewitness identification
Publication Date
2014
Editor
Michael P. Toglia, David F. Ross, Joanna Pozzulo, Emily Pica
Publisher
Psychology Press
ISBN
978-1848726130
Publisher Statement
Wylie, L.E., Patihis, L., McCuller, L.L., Davis, D., Brank, E.M., Loftus, E.F., & Bornstein, B.H. (2014). Misinformation Effects in Older Versus Younger Adults: A Meta-analysis and Review. In M.P. Toglia, D.F. Ross, J. Pozzulo & E. Pica (Eds.), The Elderly Eyewitness in Court (38-66). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
Citation Information
Lindsey E. Wylie, Lawrence Patihis, Leslie L. McCuller, Deborah Davis, et al.. "Misinformation Effects in Older Versus Younger Adults: A Meta-analysis and Review" New York, NYThe Elderly Eyewitness in Court (2014) p. 38 - 66
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lindsey-wylie/9/