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Title: Age, neuropsychological, and social cognitive measures as predictors of individual differences in susceptibility to the misinformation effect
Authors: Lee, Kerry
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Lee, K. (2004). Age, neuropsychological, and social cognitive measures as predictors of individual differences in susceptibility to the misinformation effect. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18(8), 997-1019.
Abstract: This study examined the relationship between age, neuropsychological performance (indexed by the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, California Verbal Learning Test, the backward digit span and the verbal paired associates scale, VPA), social cognitive status (indexed by the Children’s Social Desirability and the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, GSS), and susceptibility to the misinformation effect (Loftus, Miller and Burns, 1978) in 65 children and adolescents. The predictors accounted for 17% to 22% of variation in the misinformation effect. In particular, participants with better VPA scores were more susceptible to the effect. In a secondary analysis involving interrogative suggestibility, better VPA scores correlated with lower suggestibility. These findings show that better associative memory can be correlated with either higher or lower suggestibility depending on the way in which participants are misled.
Description: This is the original draft, prior to peer-review, of a manuscript published in Applied Cognitive Psychology. The published version is available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acp.1075/abstract
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14621
ISSN: 1099-0720
Other Identifiers: 10.1002/acp.1075
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