The role of need for cognitive closure in retrieval-induced forgeting and misinformation efects in eyewitness memory

Gennaro Pica, Antonio Pierro, Jocelyn Belanger, Arie W. Kruglanski

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    The present research examined the role of the need for cognitive closure (NfCC) in the phenomenon of retrieval-induced forgetting (i.e., the forgetting of non-retrieved information induced by selective retrieval) and in subsequent post-event misinformation effects (i.e., the tendency to recall misleading post-event information in preference to originally presented items). In three experiments, it was shown that NfCC augments retrieval-induced forgetting which in turn magnifies misinformation effects in eyewitness situations. Overall, the present work highlights the crucial role of motivation in retrieval-induced forgetting and discusses the implications this has for eyewitness research.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)337-359
    Number of pages23
    JournalSocial Cognition
    Volume32
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

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    The role of need for cognitive closure in retrieval-induced forgeting and misinformation efects in eyewitness memory. / Pica, Gennaro; Pierro, Antonio; Belanger, Jocelyn; Kruglanski, Arie W.

    In: Social Cognition, Vol. 32, No. 4, 01.08.2014, p. 337-359.

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    Pica, Gennaro ; Pierro, Antonio ; Belanger, Jocelyn ; Kruglanski, Arie W. / The role of need for cognitive closure in retrieval-induced forgeting and misinformation efects in eyewitness memory. In: Social Cognition. 2014 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 337-359.
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