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
Perspectives Launches ‘Forward Thinking’ Section
Research, in the early stages, is a generative process; results can be conflicting, messy, and difficult to interpret, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t thought provoking and worthy of being shared. The editors of Perspectives
New Insights Into Eyewitness Memory From Groundbreaking Replication Initiative
A research replication initiative confirms earlier findings, showing that asking witnesses to provide a written description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup — the so-called “verbal overshadowing” effect.
Do you remember more if the memory is personally relevant?
Examiner: A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don’t necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life. One
Older People May Do Poorly on Cognitive Tests Partly Because They Don’t Care About the Tests
New York Magazine: Tom Hess, a University of North Carolina professor and author of a new study inPerspectives on Psychological Science, is trying to understand a strange finding: Even though older adults show declines when they are given
Why Psychotherapy Appears to Work (Even When It Doesn’t)
The Huffington Post: One of the classic papers in the history of psychology is Hans Eysenck’s “The Effects of Psychotherapy: An Evaluation,” published in 1952. The London-based psychologist examined 19 studies of treatment effectiveness, dealing