Eyewitness Memory

Eyewitness Memory

There are significant policy implications to the occurrence of high-confidence errors on the part of older adults. We have shown with a typical eyewitness suggestibility paradigm that older adults are much more likely than younger adults to assert confidently that they remember witnessing an event that was only suggested to them (Dodson & Krueger, 2006). We are examining whether this age-related effect generalizes to more naturalistic eyewitness settings and whether there are variables that can minimize the occurrence of these kinds of high confidence errors.