Misinformation Effect in Psychology: Examples & Overview


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What is the misinformation effect?

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1. The misinformation effect has an influence on which type of memory?

2. Who is considered the leading researcher on the misinformation effect?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the misinformation effect and recalled memories. To pass the quiz know what type of memory the misinformation effect influences and how this can effect eyewitness testimony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Define misinformation effect
  • Leading researcher of the misinformation effect
  • The experiment of the car accident
  • Conclusions drawn on misinformation effect research

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related misinformation effect lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding eyewitness testimony and draw conclusions based on your knowledge of the misinformation effect
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of memory effected

Additional Learning

To learn more about the misinformation effect, review the accompanying lesson titled Misinformation Effect in Psychology: Examples & Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Recall the experiment with the barn
  • Explain what happens as more time passes
  • Quantify the amount of research done on this topic by a leading researcher