Memon, A. and Holliday, R.E. and Hill, C. (2006) Pre-event stereotypes and misinformation effects in young children. Memory, 14 (1). pp. 104-114. ISSN 0965-8211 .
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This study examined the effects of pre-event stereotypes on 5-year-old children's memories for the visit of an adult mate to their school. Children were read three stories in which this man was described in positive, negative, or neutral terms. Following the visit, children were read post-event narratives which contained positive and negative misinformation that was consistent and inconsistent with the pre-event stereotype. Children were then given a recognition test under inclusion and exclusion instructions. Negative misinformation was correctly rejected more often than positive misinformation. Children given a positive pre-event stereotype were more likely to accept positive misinformation than those in the other stereotype conditions. Process dissociation analyses revealed that recollection for negative misinformation was larger than for positive misinformation; the opposite was the case for familiarity.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||C.A. Simms|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jun 2008 11:23|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:15|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4393 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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