Anxiety and EWT

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    • Deffenbatcher et al: Meta-analysis of 18 studies . Supports the hypothesis and found that high levels of stress also do the same.
    • Christianson and Hubinette: 58 witnesses from real bank robberies were questioned. Found those who were threatened the most were more accurate. Continued to be true even after 15 months.
    • Yerkes-Dodson's law
      • states recall increases recall until a certain point then it decreases
    • The weapons focus effect
      • Loftus et al: Used 2 conditions, condition 1 friendly conversation, pen, grease. condition 2 unfriendly conversation, blood, knife. Found recall was poorer in those in condition 2 due to weapons focus effect.
      • Steblay: Showed that the presence of a weapon does reduce recall in a meta-analysis.


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