The effect of perceived authority on suggestibility was assessed. Two groups of participants were used, one receiving perceived authority and one receiving none. A military student dressed in fatigues administered the procedure to the first group and a civilian student in street clothes administered to the second. The Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale was used to assess the suggestibility of each group. No significant difference between the groups was found.
Kotas, Renae and Dehne, Derek
"The Effects of Perceived Authority on Suggestibility in Interrogation-like Situations: A Pilot Study,"
The Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://openprairie.sdstate.edu/jur/vol3/iss1/4