aim:to see if people when given something unfamiliar to remember, would alter the infomation.
method:participants were asked to read a story 'the war of the ghosts'which was a native american legend. later they were asked to retell the story as accurate as possible.this retelling was repeated several times during the weeks that followed
results: bartlet discovered that his participants found it difficult to remember bits of the story concrned with spirits and changed other bits of the story so thet it made more sense to them.each time they retold the story they changed it somemore.
conclusion:that our memory is influenced by our own beliefs.