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Recounting a Common Experience: On the Effectiveness of Instructing Eyewitness Pairs

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Psychology, March 2018
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Title
Recounting a Common Experience: On the Effectiveness of Instructing Eyewitness Pairs
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Frontiers in Psychology, March 2018
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00284
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Annelies Vredeveldt, Peter J. van Koppen

Abstract

Pairs of eyewitnesses with a content-focused interaction style remember significantly more about witnessed incidents. We examined whether content-focused retrieval strategies can be taught. Seventy-five pairs of witnesses were interviewed thrice about an event. The first and third interview were conducted individually for all witnesses. The second interview was individual, collaborative without instruction, or collaborative with instruction. Pairs in the latter condition were instructed to actively listen to and elaborate upon each other's contributions. The strategy instruction had no effect on retrieval strategies used, nor on the amount or accuracy of reported information. However, pairs who spontaneously adopted a content-focused interaction style during the collaborative interview remembered significantly more. Thus, our findings show that effective retrieval strategies cannot be taught, at least not with the current instructions. During the second interview, we observed collaborative inhibition and error pruning. When considering the total amount of information reported across the first two interviews, however, collaboration had no inhibitory effect on correct recall, yet the error pruning benefits remained. These findings suggest that investigative interviewers should interview witnesses separately first, and then interview pairs of witnesses collaboratively.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 29%
Student > Bachelor 2 29%
Lecturer 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 86%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 14%

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#2,923,594
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#18
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