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What did Loftus and Messo investigate?
Weapon focus
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What was the procedure of Loftus and Messo's study?
They got participants to either watch a video of a man handing over a cheque to a cashier and receiving money. Or a man pointing a gun at a cashier and receiving money. They then asked the participants to give details about the video.
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What did Loftus and Palmer investigate?
The effects of misleading questions on EWT.
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What was the procedure of Loftus and Palmer's study?
The made 45 participants watch a video of a multiple car crash and were then asked questions about the video.
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What was the critical question in this study and what were the variations?
'How fast was the car going when it .....?.... the other cars?' The verb was either 'bumped' 'contacted' 'hit' 'collided' or 'smashed'
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What were the results of the experiment?
The people who got the 'smashed' variation estimated 41mph compared to the 'hit' variation which was estimated at 33mph on average.
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Did else did Loftus investigate in terms of EWT?
Effects of anxiety.
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What was the procedure of Loftus' study into anxiety and EWT?
Independent group design. One group sat in a waiting room and over-heard a pleasant conversation in the next room and a man walked out holding a pen. The other group heard an agressive argument then a man walked out holding a bloody knife.
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What were the results of this experiment?
When asked to recall the man in both conditions, the 'pen' condition participants were 49% accurate whereas the 'knife' condition were 33% accurate.
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