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Are valence and social avoidance associated with the memory conformity effect?
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PMID:  22864310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pairs of participants were shown photographs which varied in terms of valence from negative to positive, and two days later, together, they were given a memory recognition test. When the first person responded the second person saw the response. This affected how the second person responded, what is called memory conformity. The memory conformity effect was larger for previously unseen stimuli (fillers) than for previously seen stimuli (targets), and was greatest for those with low scores on a social avoidance measure. While memory for negative (and most arousing) stimuli was most accurate, the memory conformity effect did not differ significantly by the stimulus valence. Implications for theories of memory malleability and for assessing the reliability of memories in a forensic context are discussed.
Authors:
D B Wright; R H D Busnello; L G Buratto; L M Stein
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychologica     Volume:  141     ISSN:  1873-6297     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychol (Amst)     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370366     Medline TA:  Acta Psychol (Amst)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  78-85     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Psychology Department, Florida International University, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA.
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