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dc.contributor.authorGurney, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorPine, Karen
dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-06T14:58:59Z
dc.date.available2014-02-06T14:58:59Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationGurney , D , Pine , K & Wiseman , R 2013 , ' The gestural misinformation effect : skewing eyewitness testimony through gesture ' , American Journal of Psychology , vol. 126 , no. 3 , pp. 301-14 .
dc.identifier.issn1939-8298
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1054300
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: dbbf687b-d26c-4b1c-b357-7faf948b3f74
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84884528337
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/12767
dc.description.abstractThe susceptibility of eyewitnesses to verbal suggestion has been well documented, although little attention has been paid to the role of nonverbal communication in misinformation. Three experiments are reported; in each, participants watched footage of a crime scene before being questioned about what they had observed. In Experiments 1 and 2, an on-screen interviewer accompanied identically worded questions with gestures that either conveyed accurate information about the scene or conveyed false, misleading information. The misleading gestures significantly influenced recall, and participants' responses were consistent with the gestured information. In Experiment 3, a live interview was conducted, and the gestural misinformation effect was found to be robust; participants were influenced by misleading gestures performed by the interviewer during questioning. These findings provide compelling evidence for the gestural misinformation effect, whereby subtle hand gestures can implant information and distort the testimony of eyewitnesses. The practical and legal implications of these findings are discusseden
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Psychology
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dc.titleThe gestural misinformation effect : skewing eyewitness testimony through gestureen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology of Movement
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Cognition
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
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