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Memory conformity for confidently recognized items: The power of social influence on memory reports

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Horry, R and Palmer, MA and Sexton, ML and Brewer, N, Memory conformity for confidently recognized items: The power of social influence on memory reports, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, (3) pp. 783-786. ISSN 0022-1031 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.12.010

Abstract

Memory conformity occurs when one person's memory report influences another's. Memory conformity is more likely to occur when the information comes from a credible source, and when internal evidence is weak. Here, we investigate whether there are situational variations in how heavily participants weigh internal cues to accuracy when confronted with conflicting information from a partner. The results show that even confidently held memories are subject to influence from external sources, and that social influence is exaggerated when the source is seen to be highly credible.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:memory conformity, confidence, face recognition, in-group bias, own-race bias
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Social and Community Psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Palmer, MA (Dr Matt Palmer)
ID Code:76004
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2012-02-22
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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