Informational Social Influence Drives Memory Distortion Following Co-Witness Discussion
Poster Session II - Board: II-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
The current study aims to isolate the impact of informational versus normative social influence during co-witness discussion. Participants (N = 96) viewed a simulated crime, and then overheard a co-witness discussion. Individuals exposed to discussions containing misinformation later recalled more inaccurate details on a memory test, suggesting strong informational influence.
Subject Area: Cognitive