Eye Witness Testimony of Misleading information / Post event information

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1. What is eyewitness testimony?
Evidence given by people who seen something happen
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2. How many wrongful arrests are estimated to be because of EWT?
50%
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3. What were Loftus research methods?
Make someone believe something that didnt happen
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4. What did Loftus and Palmer show 45 Participants
7 clips of traffic accidents. Participants write down what they seen
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5. What was the critical question?
Speed of the cars
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6. How did the final word differ?
smashed, contacted, hit, bumped, collided
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7. What was the IV?
wording of the question
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8. What was the DV?
Estimated of speed given by particpants
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9. Which word had the fastest speed estimate?
Smashed- 41mph speed
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10. How did Loftus explain these findings?
Talking about the reconstruction of memory
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11. What sort of questions could create false memories?
Control - Did you see A broken headlight? Experimental - Did you see THE broken headlight?
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12. Are loftus findings reliable?
200 studies done since then
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13. What weaknesses are there in her research?
Lacks in ecological validity
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