Saunders, Jo (2009) Memory impairment in the weapon focus effect. Memory and Cognition, 37 (3). pp. 326-335. ISSN 0090-502XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Two experiments are reported in which postevent source of misinformation was manipulated within weapon-present and weapon-absent scenarios. Participants viewed slides depicting either a weapon or a newspaper event and then received either incomplete questioning or a narrative. Both postevent sources contained misleading information about a central and peripheral detail concerning either the weapon or the newspaper scenario. With a modified test in Experiment 1, questioning was found to increase misinformation effects concerning the central item, as compared with a narrative, and more misinformation effects were found for the weapon-peripheral than for the newspaper-peripheral item. In Experiment 2, the participants were more likely to claim to have seen contradictory and additive misinformation about the central item in the slides following questioning, and more contradictory and additive misinformation effects occurred for the weapon-peripheral than for the newspaper-peripheral item. The findings are considered in terms of the effects of both postevent and encoding factors on memory. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
|Keywords:||forensic psychology, visual perception, memory, Psychology, Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology|
|Subjects:||Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2012 10:59|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 22:34|