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Anchoring effects in the development of false childhood memories

Wade, KA, Garry, M, Nash, RA and Harper, DN (2010) Anchoring effects in the development of false childhood memories PSYCHON B REV, 17 (1). 66 - 72. ISSN 1069-9384

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Abstract

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 did people who saw a photo first, a result that fits with an anchoring account of false childhood memories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, EVENTS, PLAUSIBILITY, PICTURE, WORTH
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 10:52
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:43
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7040

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