Yuille and Cutshall 1986

Yuille and Cutshall

feild experiment

actual eyewitnesses to robbery and gun shooting

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  • Yuille & Cutshall '86
    • AIM
      • record and evaluate witness accounts
      • look at witness and verbatim account
    • PROCEDURE
      • natural setting - field experiment
      • interviewed police - verbatim
      • 4/5 months later 13 Ps asked about it
      • 2 misleading questions a/ the yellow quarter panel (blue) & broken headlight (wasnt broken)
      • stress levels experienced on likert scale
      • asked about their emotional state before and after incident
      • scoring procedure to compare with police reports
    • RESULTS
    • CONCLUSION
      • show that eyewitnesses are not incorrect in their accounts
      • may have been investigating flashbulb memory
      • scoring procedure undermined the accuracy of thier accounts
    • STRENGTHS
      • field study that look at a real situation - valid
      • care was taken when collecting details from the incident - reliable
    • WEAKNESSES
      • cant generalise - flash bulb memory
      • scoring done conservatively - some inaccuracies
  • person descriptions
  • object descriptions
  • police
  • 12%
  • 52%
  • 25%

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