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    • Factors affecting EWT
      • Loftus = Weapon focus effect
      • Yullie and cutshall= (contradictingevidence) 4 months after crime - asked leading questions - recall matched their initial detailed  reports
      • Schemas= (cohen & brewer and treyens)
        • Ceci and bruck = children - lack of appropriate schemas, however, adults may 'see' things which aren't there
      • Anxiety
        • Deffenbacher= yerks dodson law (high levels of anxiety have -ve affect on accuracy)
        • Loftus and burns = p's shown violent film- p's focus on weapon
          • Loftus = Weapon focus effect
        • Christianson & hubinette= witnessesof genuine bank robberies- victims had more accurate recall than onlookers
          • People better at remembering highly stressful events if they occurred in real life rather than lab
        • Yullie and cutshall= (contradictingevidence) 4 months after crime - asked leading questions - recall matched their initial detailed  reports
      • Age
        • Ceci and bruck = children - lack of appropriate schemas, however, adults may 'see' things which aren't there
        • Poole and lindsay = science exp. and story (w/ parents) older could extract post event info - younger bad at EWT
        • Leichtman and ceci - sam stone
        • Own age bias - better recall for indvs same age
      • Misleading questions
        • Loftus and palmer = film of cars - misleading questions - different words used
          • 2nd experiment - broken glass

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