Cummings & Ruscher (1994) Cummings, L. P., & Ruscher, J. B. (1994). Resolving internal discrepancieseis impairs communicators' recognition memory: A linguistic perspective. Social Cognition, 12, 205-222.

Communication rules (especially to be coherent and accurate) should encourage communicators to notice and resolve discrepancies before conveying an impression. Discrepancy resolution, however, previously has been associated with poor memory for original information. Mediational analyses showed that communicators' faced with discrepancies had poor memories for the original information if they noticed and attempted to reconcile discrepancies. For example, participants who tried to reconsile incongruities such as brilliant and foolish (by concluding, for instance, that the target had little commonsense) forgot that the target had been described originally as brilliant.

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