Eyewitness testimony: Misleading information


Leading questions

  • Response- bias explantions: some questions may be misleading, they may demand a certain answer they desire to here.
  • Susibtition explantion- wording a question does affect eyewitness testimony as it may interfere with eyewitness testimony.

Key study, Loftus and Palmer 1974, leading questions


  • 45 student participants were asked to watch a short film were a car accident occurs.
  • After the film the participants were given a set of questions to answer. One question that was aked was ' how far were the cars going when…


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