EWT - Anxiety

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Weapon Effect

when attention is drwan to the weapon and therefore may miss other important information.


When people were having conversation in a room and then a person was walking in. One group were faced with a person with a notepad and another were face with a person with a knife. Then people were asked to identify the person. Those who were faced with a person with a knife had a much lower accuracy. Therefore poeple's EWT may be dependant upon Weapon's Effect.

But this is not realistic - therefore lacks validity.

Anxiety is Good

Real life Studies

Yuille and Cutshall

Intervewed 15 EW of…


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