Hypnotic memory and confident reporting

Jeanette Krass*, Sachiko Kinoshita, Kevin M. McConkey

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    The effect of hypnosis on the relationship between confidence and accuracy of memory reports is examined. Specifically, the article reviews experimental research that has measured subjects' confidence in their hypnotically influenced memory reports. The findings of this research are discussed in terms of the factors that increase confidence without affecting accuracy, and the factors that decrease accuracy without affecting confidence. The article argues that both the experiential and social factors associated with hypnosis potentially reduce the correspondence between confidence and accuracy of memory. Finally, the article specifies the major implications for further theoretical and empirical work on hypnotic memory and confident reporting.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-51
    Number of pages17
    JournalApplied Cognitive Psychology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1989


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