Psych M.D. - Misinformation Effect


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Term: Misinformation Effect
Definition (Myers): Incorporating misleading information into one's memory of an event.
Definition (alternative): A memory bias that occurs when misinformation affects people's reports of their own memory.
Contextual explanation: If, for example, A asks B "what kind of salad dressing did you order?" then it might create misinformation effect by making B falsely remember that he has ordered salad when he in fact hasn't.
Related terms and concepts: Source Amnesia, Retroactive Interference
Misinformation Effect
Related websites: Article: "Misinformation Effects in Recall: Creating False Memories through Repeated Retrieval"
Edited by: Soo


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