Anxiety is a sense of fear/worry that someone experiences when they think something unpleasant is going to happen.
Elizabeth Loftus (1979) - When a weapon is used, witnesses tend to focus attention on it and fail to notice other important details. Such as the criminals face.
Method : Laboratory
IV - 'Type of discussion / Sounds participants hear / 'weapon used'
DV - Person identified in the pictures.
Participants were asked to identify the person holding the pen/knife from 50 photos.
The condition with the person holding the pen showed better eyewitness testimony. This is because the participants were not distracted by the presence of a weapon (knife).
- High in internal…