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Loftus & Palmer (1974)

To see if the phrasing of questions would affect speed estimates.

First experiment

45 participants split into the 5 conditions.
They watched a video of a car crash and where then asked questions about
the incident including one about the speed of the car…

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Information gained after an event by external sources (in this case the verb)
becomes integrated with the original memory and forms a single
memory over time.

High reliability
o Being a lab experiment there were high levels of control (all
participants watched the same video etc.) so the study…


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