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Title:The Influence of Opinions on Remembering Revisited
Author(s):Sheppard, Blair Hesson
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Abstract:A study was performed to test the notion that a change in experimental design (around 1956) might account for subsequent conflicting results concerning the "opinion-learning relationship. Prior to 1956 a number of studies appeared to demonstrate a relationship between opinions and active remembering. Typically, subjects' memory for long thematic prose passages was tested after a delay. In contrast, results of research after 1956, in which subjects were required to recall immediately a small set of terse statements, indicated little support for an "opinion-learning" relationship. As predicted, the results of the study reported here indicated an influence of opinions in remembering but not learning of opinion related material. After a delay, mock jurors' recognition of material presented on a videotaped rape trial was consistent with their pre-trial opinions. Results relating to five more specific questions about the exact nature of the influence of opinions in remembering are also examined.
Issue Date:1980
Description:134 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8026597
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-13
Date Deposited:1980

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