Interviewing witnesses

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Key Study2:Loftus et al-Facts about weapon focus

Aim:to provide support for the weapon focus effect when witnessing a crime.

Participants:36 students from washington uni aged 18-31.Half recruited via advertisements and paid $3.50 and the others were psychology students participating for extra credits.

Told the study wad about proactive interference.

Procedure:lab experiment.

All shown 18 slides of a series of events in a Taco restaurant, all slides the same except one.

In the control group the second person…


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