"With a little help from my friends?". Eyewitness research conducted by Lorraine Hope and James Ost, in collaboration with Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay), has found that the better acquainted co-witnesses are, the more likely they are to incorporate erroneous information from the other person into their own memory reports.
Hope, L., Ost, J., Gabbert, F., Healey, S., & Lenton, E. (2008). “With a little help from my friends…”: The role of co-witness relationship in susceptibility to misinformation. Acta Psychologica, 127, 476-484.
Ost, J. (2010). Recovered memories (invited chapter). In T. Williamson, T. Valentine & R. Bull (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing. Current Developments and Future Directions. Chichester, UK: Wiley
Ost, J., Ghonouie, H., Cook, L., & Vrij, A. (2008). The effects of confederate influence and confidence on the accuracy of crime judgements. Acta Psychologica, 128, 25-32.
Ost, J., Granhag, P-A., Udell, J., & Roos af Hjelmsäter, E. (2008). Familiarity breeds distortion: The effects of media exposure on false reports concerning the media coverage of the terrorist attacks in London on 7th July 2005. Memory, 16, 76-85 (Special Issue: New insights in trauma and memory).