Retrieval Enhanced Suggestibility (RES) is a phenomenon which occurs when participants are given an initial memory test followed by misinformation. The present study found that the manipulation of the authority of misleading information does not have an effect on RES. Ninety-nine undergraduate students completed ﬁve phases: watching a video, taking/not taking an initial test, assignment of authority level, presentation of misleading narrative, and a ﬁnal memory test. The results indicate that testing condition was signiﬁcant with those who took an initial memory test reporting more misinformation. Sentence type for response time was also signiﬁcant with control sentences being read faster than consistent or misleading. These results either suggest that misinformation is more inﬂuential than authority, or that our authority manipulation was weak.
"The Role of Authority in Retrieval Enhanced Suggestibility (RES),"
Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 1, Article 3.
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