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The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition

  The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task. A correlational design was used with the co-variables being personality traits and correct (false) recognition. Eighty participants viewed a video clip, which showed a female being robbed. Participants completed a personality inventory. They were then supplied with misinformation, and finally completed a memory recognition task relating to the video clip. Spearman’s correlations were run identifying Openness as the only personality trait to be significantly associated with correct recognition scores. No predictor variables were found. The study may have highlighted that recognition is a favourable way to evaluate eyewitness testimony as it is not linked with, some, estimator variables.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    28 February 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    614 Incidence & prevention of disease

Citation

Curley, L., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2017). The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13(2), (57-72)

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