Once encoded, misinformation can be difficult to correct, even with strong, evidence-based corrections; this is known as the continued influence effect (CIE). The current thesis seeks to further understanding of the cognitive mechanisms that underlie the CIE, using an individual-differences approach. To this end, three studies investigated: (1) if CIE susceptibility is temporally stable (i.e., trait-like); (2) if executive functions predict CIE susceptibility in young adults; (3) if executive functions predict CIE susceptibility beyond intelligence in older adults. Results suggest that CIE susceptibility is trait-like, with memory updating and intelligence being the most prominent cognitive antecedents.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||17 Apr 2023|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2022|