Loftus and Palmer exp. 1 Description

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  • Loftus and Palmer Exp. 1 Description
    • Aim
      • Whether verbs in leading questions affect estimated speed in car crash.
    • Description
      • 45 pps. placed in 5 conditions
        • 'Smashed'
        • 'Collided'
        • 'Bumped'
        • 'Hit'
        • 'Contacted'
      • Watched 7 films between 5-30 seconds.
      • Asked a series of questions with critical verb.
      • 'How fast were the cars going when they ... into each other?'
        • Mph
    • Results
      • 'Smashed' = 40.8 Mph
      • 'Contacted' = 31.8 Mph
    • Conclusion
      • Verb affects perception of speed.
      • Word implying higher speed has estimated higher speed.

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