Lesson 11 - Anxiety

Anxiety

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  • Lesson 11 - Anxiety and Eyewitness Testimony - Anxiety
    • Peters (1988)
      • Took heart rate of students during an inoculation and two mins after it was finished
      • People who had a higher heart rate during the inoculation were classed as high anxiety participants
      • Only 31% recognised a photo of the nurse afterwards if they were high anxiety patients
        • 59% of low anxiety patients recognised the photo
      • Shows that anxiety had inhibited their ability to remember details of the situation
  • Anxiety
    • Lesson 11 - Anxiety and Eyewitness Testimony - Anxiety
      • Peters (1988)
        • Took heart rate of students during an inoculation and two mins after it was finished
        • People who had a higher heart rate during the inoculation were classed as high anxiety participants
        • Only 31% recognised a photo of the nurse afterwards if they were high anxiety patients
          • 59% of low anxiety patients recognised the photo
        • Shows that anxiety had inhibited their ability to remember details of the situation
    • A state of apprehension, uncertainty and fear resulting from a threatening situation
    • Impairs physical and psychological functioning
    • Psychologists suggest that if someone's anxious during a crime, it can impair accurate and detailed recall of that crime

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