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The power of the truth bias: False information affects memory and judgment even in the absence of distraction

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Truth bias is the tendency to believe information whether or not it is true. According to a prominent account, this tendency results from limited cognitive resources. We presented participants true and false statements organized in coherent narratives, and distracted half of the participants while they processed the statements. Our findings suggest that explicitly false statements are misremembered as true and affect participants' judgments regardless of cognitive load (Experiments 1 & 2)...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1521/soco.2018.36.2.167

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Guilford Press
Journal:
Social Cognition More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
2
Pages:
167-198
Publication date:
2018-04-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-01
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0278-016X
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pubs:905577
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uuid:9ec88e59-f778-46e3-99a9-4d923c9fbfdd
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pubs:905577
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905577
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2018-08-23

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