Loftus and Palmer- Aims and context

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what was Loftus' first aim?
To find out the effect of leading questions have on estimation of speed
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What was L + P's second aim?
To find out if a leading question just alters your response or if it actually changes your memory of the event
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What was Loftus' study be placed in?
legal context
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In the 1960s what were people worried about?
miscarriage of justice due to witness identification
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do people tell what?
The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
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Or are our memories altered by what?
Leading questions
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What is the quote by loftus?
either by form or content, suggest to the answer is desired
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Thus what was Loftus aiming to find out?
To test whether inaccuracies would occur
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What is an example of past research?
air force personnel shows estimation of speed is particularly difficult
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How can L & P be placed in academic context?
Bartlett asked pps to retell or recall an unfamiliar story called 'War of the Ghosyd
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What did he find?
reconstuct the story using normalisation and rationalisation
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What were their memories altered by?
schemas
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Example?
words like canoe
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What did Carmichael's study show?
A verbal label such as curtain will shape the way a memory of drawing is stored and recalled
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What does this do to Loftus' notion?
Reconstructive memory and was something they were aiming to test
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