Making a case: Interviewing witnesses: Factors influencing accurate identification: Pickel

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Year of study?
1998
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What is the name that Loftus created for weapons being the distraction in identifying suspects?
"Weapon focus"
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How many experiments were carried out?
Two
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What type of experiment was it?
Lab experiment
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What was the procedure?
Ppts shown a 2 min video consisting of a scene where a man walks in carrying a certain object (gun, knife, raw chicken, wallet, Pilsbury Dough Boy etc.) then given a filler activity. then asked to identify the man from a photo line-up
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What were the results?
unusualness, but not threat, of the object seemed to have attracted and held the attention of the subject and affected descriptions of the man
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