Loftus and Palmer Exp. 2 Description

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  • Created on: 03-11-15 17:24
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  • Loftus and Palmer Exp. 2 Description
    • Aim
      • See if verbs in a question affect people's memory.
    • Description
      • 150 pps. placed in 3 lab conditions.
      • Watched 1 minute of multiple 4 second car accidents.
      • Asked question: 'How fast was the car going when it '...''.
        • Group 1: 'Smashed'.
        • Group 2: 'Hit'.
        • Group 3: not asked about speed.
      • 1 week later pps. were questioned again.
        • Critical question: 'Did you see any broken glass?'
          • Was no glass
    • Findings
      • Smashed condition more likely to recall glass.
      • 9% difference between smashed and hit.
    • Conclusion
      • Wording of questionas affect memory recall.
      • Misleading information can lead to change in original memory.

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