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dc.contributor.advisorDeason, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorGamboa, Laura Alejandra ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T14:32:17Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T14:32:17Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.citationGamboa, L. A. (2020). The influence of schemas on memory: Effects on the criminal justice system (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12106
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2020.
dc.description.abstractWhen people go to a restaurant, they have expectations of how their experience will go from the moment they walk in the restaurant to the moment they walk out. This sequence of expected events is called a schema. A schema is defined as a mental framework involved in organizing specific experiences into particular themes (Baron & Branscombe, 2016; Goldstein, 2019). Schemas are very useful for organizing information that we encounter frequently. However, there is debate that schemas can also impair our memory and possibly lead us to remembering something that did not happen. So, what does this mean for our Criminal Justice system, an institution that relies on the memory of eyewitnesses to administer a fair trial? The following paper will discuss and explain the importance of understanding how schemas influence eyewitness memory for information and misinformation. A proposed study will extend a study done by Tuckey and Brewer (2003) by adding a misinformation component. After participants have watched a staged crime video, they will read narratives that include misinformation (schema-consistent, schema-inconsistent, or none) regarding the crime video. Participants will be interviewed using free-recall and cued-recall questions regarding the original video. Finally, the participants will be called back after one week to undergo another interview. The accuracy of participant recall will provide important information the impact of schemas in eyewitness testimony.
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dc.format.extent24 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSchemas
dc.subjectMisinformation
dc.subjectEyewitness testimony
dc.subjectMemory
dc.subjectCriminal justice system
dc.titleThe Influence of Schemas on Memory: Effects on the Criminal Justice Systemen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOsborne, Randall
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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