chapter  17
Confusing Real and Suggested Memories: Source Monitoring and Eyewitness Suggestibility
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It is now well documented that the accuracy of eyewitness testimony can be severely compromised by exposure to misleading postevent suggestions. Many studies have shown that the eyewitness reports of subjects who have witnessed an important event such as an auto accident or an office theft are easily contaminated by misleading information that occurs after the event in question (Bekerian & Bowers, 1983; Belli, 1989; Ceci, Ross, & Toglia, 1987a, 1987b; Christiaansen & Ochaiek, 1983; Gibling & Davies, 1988; Gudjonsson, 1986; Hammersley & Read, 1986; Kohnken & Brockmann, 1987; Lindsay & Johnson, 1987, 1989; Loftus, 1975, 1977, 1979a, 1979b; Loftus & Hoffman, 1989; McCloskey & Zaragoza, 1985a; Metcalfe, 1990; Pirolli & Mitterer, 1984; Smith & Ellsworth, 1987; Tversky & Tuchin, 1989; Wagenaar & Boer, 1987; Zaragoza, McCloskey, & Jamis, 1987).