The assessment and control of memory accuracy

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Memon & Stevenage (1996) call for a more critical evaluation of the effectiveness of the Cognitive Interview for questioning witnesses. In this commentary, we address some general issues regarding the assessment of memory performance that emerge from their analysis. Our comments focus on (a) the need for a careful choice of memory measures and (b) the crucial role of monitoring and control processes in the strategic regulation of memory accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1996


  • Cognitive interview
  • Errors
  • Eyewitness memory
  • Facilitated recall
  • Police procedures
  • Questioning
  • Recovered memories
  • Structured interview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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