Memory conformity studies have found that misinformation introduced by a confederate during collaborative remembering is later falsely recalled and recognised by participants on individual testing (e.g. Meade & Roediger, 2002; Reysen, in press). In the present experiment, individual participants and a confederate studied DRM lists and during turn taking collaborative recognition the confederate falsely recognised several critical non-studied words prior to the participant responding. As in the past research, it was found that on later individual testing participants falsely recognised the critical non-studied words suggested by the confederate. The participants’ levels of suggestibility were then measured using Gudjonsson’s Suggestibility Scale (GSS 2, 1987). It was found that there was a positive correlation between levels of suggestibility and false recognition of words suggested by the confederate. It is therefore argued that susceptibility to memory conformity is influenced by a person’s suggestibility levels.
|Number of pages||116|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Aug 2007|
|Event||XV European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference - Marseille, France|
Duration: 29 Aug 2007 → 1 Sept 2007
|Conference||XV European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference|
|Period||29/08/07 → 1/09/07|