Recalling a Witnessed Event Increases Eyewitness Suggestibility: The Reversed Testing Effect.

Chan, Jason C.K.

Thomas, Ayanna K.

Bulevich, John B.


  • People's later memory of an event can be altered by exposure to misinformation about that event. The typical misinformation paradigm, however, does not include a recall test prior to the introduction of misinformation, contrary to what real-life eyewitnesses encounter when they report to a 911 operator or crime-scene officer. Because retrieval is a powerful memory enhancer (the testing effect), ... read more
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