Problems affecting eye witness testimony

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  • Created by: Loumarshh
  • Created on: 03-04-16 20:01

Misleading information

Loftus and Palmer

  • showed film of car crash
  • 45 uni students divided into 5 coniditions (asked "how fast were the cars going when they smashed/bumped/hit/collided/contacted")
  • smashed = 40.5mph average
  • contacted = 31.8mph average

so it is evident that the phrasing of the same question impacted the individual's memory of the incident, thus, misleading questions affect the accuracy of eye witness testimony.

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