Photographs have been shown to increase “truthiness” across several domains. This study explores the presentation of nonprobative photographs in a misinformation study. A robust replication of the misinformation effect was observed, but photographs did not increase “true” responses in this paradigm, demonstrating a boundary condition for the truthiness effect.
Daniel F. Bogart, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Rebecca M. Nichols
University of California, Irvine
Maryanne Garry, Eryn J. Newman
Victoria University of Wellington