Loftus and Palmer APRC

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  • Loftus and Palmer
    • Procedures
      • Experiment One - 45 student participants were shown short video clips.They were split into 5 groups, with 9 participants in each one. All of the participants were asked:'About how fast the cars were going when they ———— each other.'Each group was given a different verb to fill in the blank. The verbs used include: smashed, collided, bumped, hit and contacted.
      • Experiment Two - 150 student participants were shown a short film which showed a multi vehicle car accident and they were asked questions about it.Participants were split into 3 groups (with 50 in each)One group was asked:How fast where the cars going when they hit each other?The second group was asked:How fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other?The third group was not asked about the speed of the vehicles. One week, all participants returned and were asked:"Did you see any broken glass?" - there was no broken glass in the film.
    • Results
      • Experiment Two Results -  Smashed verb had the most answers for yes to broken glass, control group had the least. Verbs impact information
      • Experiment One results - These results influenced participants speed estimates.When the verb 'smashed' was used, participants estimated that the car's were travelling at a much faster speed in comparison to 'contacted'
  • Procedures
    • Experiment One - 45 student participants were shown short video clips.They were split into 5 groups, with 9 participants in each one. All of the participants were asked:'About how fast the cars were going when they ———— each other.'Each group was given a different verb to fill in the blank. The verbs used include: smashed, collided, bumped, hit and contacted.
    • Experiment Two - 150 student participants were shown a short film which showed a multi vehicle car accident and they were asked questions about it.Participants were split into 3 groups (with 50 in each)One group was asked:How fast where the cars going when they hit each other?The second group was asked:How fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other?The third group was not asked about the speed of the vehicles. One week, all participants returned and were asked:"Did you see any broken glass?" - there was no broken glass in the film.

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