If Anything Else Comes to Mind ... Better Keep It to Yourself? Delayed Recall is Discrediting-Unjustifiably

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dc.contributor.authorOeberst, Aileen
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:57:41Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:57:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn01477307
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/3063-
dc.description.abstractInconsistencies in eyewitness accounts are perceived as indicative of inaccuracy and reduce the witnesses' credibility. Reminiscence, the delayed recall of previously not recalled information, is generally interpreted as a type of inconsistency. Even though it does not necessarily involve the falsity of the statements, reminiscence presents a counterintuitive instance with mostly unknown reliability. Two studies empirically assessed the accuracy of reminiscent items after retention intervals of up to 1 week and contrasted them with peoples' beliefs regarding their accuracy. In line with an implicit assumption of memory fading with the passage of time, delayed recall of previously unmentioned details was judged to be unreliable. In contrast, actual accuracy of reminiscent details was consistently high and even comparable to immediate recollections. Although participants generally underestimated accuracy, it was most pronounced in the case of reminiscence. The findings are discussed within the context of contemporary legal practice, such as jury instructions.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC
dc.relation.ispartofLAW AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
dc.subjectACCURACY
dc.subjectCONSISTENCY
dc.subjectcredibility
dc.subjectEVENTS
dc.subjectEYEWITNESS
dc.subjecteyewitness memory
dc.subjectGovernment & Law
dc.subjectGROWTH
dc.subjectimplicit theories
dc.subjectINFORMATION
dc.subjectjudgment
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectMEMORY
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Social
dc.subjectRECOGNITION HYPERMNESIA
dc.subjectreminiscence
dc.subjectTIME
dc.titleIf Anything Else Comes to Mind ... Better Keep It to Yourself? Delayed Recall is Discrediting-Unjustifiably
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/h0093966
dc.identifier.isiISI:000314273900002
dc.description.volume36
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startpage266
dc.description.endpage274
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1094-9610
dc.contributor.researcheridAAQ-7372-2021
dc.identifier.eissn1573661X
dc.publisher.place750 FIRST ST NE, WASHINGTON, DC 20002-4242 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationLaw Hum. Behav.
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