Misinformation Effect by Catherine Dodart

The Misinformation Effect is when someone feels they recall an image they didn’t really see in the beginning.

The Misinformation Effect is one that can definitely cause problems. For example, if in court a witness believes they saw something they didn’t, or if the person had a mustache when they really didn’t then it could put someone under the radar that didn’t really do anything wrong. This is why its important and more credible if there are multiple eye witnesses because then stories of what one saw can be compared.

An example in my life is one in which I was involved in a fender bender with my car and another. After the incident happened I felt that i was recalling things that may or may not have really happened but in my mind it seemed like it really did.

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  1. #1 by seeashbashrun on June 7, 2012 - 8:48 PM

    I can definitely see the examples and descriptions you give for your topic, and I think they are good examples. But I don’t really see your explanation of why these examples work. Without a solid understanding of that effect, it can be difficult to see exactly why it’s a clear example.

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