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What was Loftus' study?
He gave RP's a video of a car crash and split them into 2 groups. One group he asked how fast the car was going when it 'smashed' and one group when it 'contacted'
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What did Loftus find?
That the 'smashed' group thought that the cars were going faster than the 'contacted' group.
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What did they find out when they asked about broken glass?
That the 'smashed' group said there was broken glass on the road even when there wasn't
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What is wrong with the research?
Poor ecological validity- it is a video not a real life experience, No emotional arousal- video not real, No legal consequences- less concern over accuracy, Demand characteristics- people guess what's going on and go along with it.
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What did Yuille and Cutshall do?
Interviewed 13 people who had seen a robbery and shoot out at a gun shop 4 months earlier, asking them misleading questions but finding this had no effect on their recall
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What is good about the Yuille and Cutshall research?
It was a real situation- Good ecological validity
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What is the problem of the Yuille and Cutshall research?
It was a nature experiment so it wouldn't be clear on how good the RP's view was of the event
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