Date of Award

Spring 2009

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Nielson, Kristy

Second Advisor

Guastello, Stephen

Third Advisor

Saunders, Stephen


The accuracy of eyewitness memory has been extensively investigated in relation to variables such as question type, line up, and the effect of misleading information. The effect of misinformation in influencing performance on memory tests has been of particular interest to research psychologists investigating eyewitness memory. Research into eyewitness memory is often associated with Loftus' work that began in the 1970s and investigated the effect of misleading information upon witnesses' memory of an event (Loftus & Palmer, 1974)...



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