Eyewitness Testimony

First-of-Its-Kind Registered Replication Report Examines Verbal Overshadowing Effect

An innovative research-replication initiative has generated results that have important implications for eyewitness memory. The project confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup — the so-called “verbal overshadowing” effect. This Registered Replication More