Loftus and Palmer (1974)

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Aim: investigate how information supplied after an event, influences a witness's memory for that event.

DV: exp. 1 - participants speed estimate

      exp. 2 - whether they saw glass or not

IV: verb used (hit, smashed, bumped, collided,  contacted) [used in exp 2]

Lab exp - IMD

EXP 1:

45 uni students - 5 grps of 9

7 film clips - 5-30 secs long

Written account, then series of Qs (including critical) ["about how fast were cars going when they hit each other"] hit substituted with other


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