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Eyewitnesses under influence: How feedback affects the realism in confidence judgements.

Conference paper
Authors Carl Martin Allwood
J Knutsson
Pär-Anders Granhag
Published in Oral paper presented at the 14’th European Conference on Psychology and Law (Cracow, Poland)
Publication year 2004
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Keywords Confidence, feedback, witnesses
Subject categories Social Sciences

Abstract

Witnesses often discuss the witnessed event with other witnesses. Hence, it is important to increase our understanding of how co-witness feedback affects witnesses’ memory and meta-memory. This study investigated the effect of confirmatory and disconfirmatory feedback on the accuracy in witnesses’ confidence judgements. A general conclusion from the study is that the realism in the witnesses’ confidence judgements is indeed sensitive to co-witness feedback, and more so to confirming than disconfirming feedback.

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