Loftus and Palmer

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  • Loftus and Palmer
    • Aim
      • See the effects of leading questions on memory
    • Experiment 1
      • Findings
        • Smashed
          • 40.8
        • Collided
          • 39.3
        • Bumped
          • 38.1
        • Contacted
          • 31.8
        • Hit
          • 34.0
    • Experiment 2
      • Sample
        • 150 student participants
      • Method
        • Watched a 1 minute film clip with a 4 second car accident
        • How fast were the cars going when they hit each each other?
        • How fast were the cars going when they smashed into each other?
        • Control group
      • Findings
        • Hit
          • Yes
            • 7
          • No
            • 43
        • Smashed
          • Yes
            • 16
          • No
            • 34
        • Controll
          • Yes
            • 6
          • No
            • 44
    • Conclusion
      • Leading questions do affect peoples memory
      • Two types of information make up the memory of a complex event
        • Information from event
        • Information after event

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