Postevent Information and Memory. Reply to Loftus, Schooler, and Wagenaar

Michael McCloskey, Maria Zaragoza

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In a recent article (McCloskey & Zaragoza, 1985) we presented arguments and evidence in support of the contention that misleading postevent information does not impair memory for the original event. In their comment on our article, Loftus, Schooler, & Wagenaar (1985) raise several objections to our conclusions. In this reply we consider these objections, suggesting that they present no serious challenges to our position. We also consider the implications of our arguments for forensic applications of postevent information research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-387
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: General
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental Neuroscience


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