Psy1: Memory(EWT-Anxiety)

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What is the Yurke-dodson curve?
A bell curve (low anxiety - low preformance)/ (medium anxiety - high preformance)/ (high anxiety - low preformance)
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What is weapon focus?
When the person focuses on the weapon instead of the enivroment around them
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What two studies are related to anxiety and EWT?
Loftus (2979) and Yuille and cutshall (1986)
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What are the aim/finding/conclusion of Loftus's study?
aim:finding the affects of weapon focus/ Findings: The group that saw the man with no weapon identified the man correctly 49%, while the other group who saw the man with weapon only 33% could identify him accurately/conclusi:Weapon focus is accurate
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What are the aim/findings/conclusion of yuille and cutshall(1986)'s study?
Aim: find the affects of anxiety in rela life situatiosn/ Findings: Witnesses who were closer to the weapon were more accurate in recalling the event a month later/ conclusion: weapon focus doesn't exist
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Problems with Anxiety in EWT?
It is unethical to put people through high anxiety situations, so all studies have to be done in a lab (lacking ecological validity)
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