Loftus and Palmer

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AIM- to investigate how information supplied after an event, influences a witness's memory for that event

METHOD- both lab experiments, both independent measures design                                         Independent variable is the verb used in the critical question                                                     Dependent variable is the estimate of speed in exp. 1 and whether the participant saw broken glass in exp. 2

EXPERIMENT 1 PROCEDURE- 45 students from the university of Washington, split into 5 groups of 9, each shown 7 short film clips of traffic accidents.                                                         After the clip, each asked to write an account of what they had seen and also to answer a set of specific questions which included the critical question.                                                             'How fast were the cars going when they ***** each other?'      …


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