Anchoring effects in the development of false childhood memories
Wade, Kimberley A. , Garry, Maryanne, Nash, Robert Alastair and Harper, David N.. (2009) Anchoring effects in the development of false childhood memories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Vol.17 (No.1). pp. 66-72. ISSN 1069-9384
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/PBR.17.1.66
When people receive descriptions or doctored photos of events that never happened, they often come to remember those events. But if people receive both a description and a doctored photo, does the order in which they receive the information matter? We asked people to consider a description and a doctored photograph of a childhood hot air balloon ride, and we varied which medium they saw first. People who saw a description first reported more false images and memories than people who saw a photo first, a result that fits with an anchoring account of false childhood memories.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Child psychology, False memory syndrome, Autobiographical memory, Imagery (Psychology), Metacognition|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychonomic Bulletin & Review|
|Publisher:||Psychonomic Society, Inc.|
|Official Date:||5 October 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 66-72|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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