Memory- eye witness testimony

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  • Eye witness testimony
    • Stages of memory: 1) Encodes details into LTM, may only be partial. 2) Retains information, may be lost or modified. 3) Retrieval. Reconstruction may not be accurate.
    • Loftus and Palmer
      • 45 students shown vehicle collision. When asked what speed the vehicles "smashed" said 41mph on average. "contacted" was 30mph average.
      • After one week "smashed" recalled broken glass.
    • Yuille and Castille
      • 13 people interviewed 4 months after robbery. Despite two leading questions Ps gave accurate recall
        • Suggests post event info might not affect memory in real life.
    • Great reliance on EWT has led to many wrong convictions


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