Anchoring effects in the development of false childhood memories

Kimberley A. Wade, Maryanne Garry, Robert A. Nash, David N. Harper

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When people receive descriptions or doctored photos of events that never happened, they often come to remember those events. But if people receive both a description and a doctored photo, does the order in which they receive the information matter? We asked people to consider a description and a doctored photograph of a childhood hot air balloon ride, and we varied which medium they saw first. People who saw a description first reported more false images and memories than did people who saw a photo first, a result that fits with an anchoring account of false childhood memories.

LanguageEnglish
Pages66-72
Number of pages7
JournalPsychonomic Bulletin and Review
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010

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Wade, Kimberley A. ; Garry, Maryanne ; Nash, Robert A. ; Harper, David N. / Anchoring effects in the development of false childhood memories. In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 66-72.
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