UNIT 1- Memory in Everyday Life

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Christianson and Hubinette
ANXIETY-110 witnesses of 22 genuine bank robberies. Ones that were most threatened gave a more accurate report of events even after 15 months.
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Poole and Lindsay
AGE OF WITNESS- Science demo and story. Asked 3-8 year olds which bits were from demo/story. Younger participants struggled.
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Cohen and Faulkner
AGE OF WITNESS- Kidnapping film to middle aged and old participants. Then read narrative account of the scene they witnessed. 1-Correct narrative 2-missleading narrative. Old were more susceptible to misleading information (found it harder).
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Loftus
ANXIETY- Low key convo about equipment failure, man came out with pen and greasy hands. Heated convo with chairs being thrown about. Man came out with bloody knife. 50 photos to identify man. 1-49% 2-33%. Weapon focus (anxiety narrows attention).
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Loftus for Misleading
'Barn study' suggestive wording. Control- normal questions, experimental-misleading questions. 17% 'saw' barn in experimental, 3% 'saw' barn in control.
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Loftus and Burns
ANXIETY-Watch either violent or non-violent film. Violent film-less accurate recall about crime.
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Loftus and Palmer
MISLEADING- Car accident. (hit, smashed, bumped). Word length effect the guessed speed of car.
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AGE OF WITNESS- Science demo and story. Asked 3-8 year olds which bits were from demo/story. Younger participants struggled.

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Poole and Lindsay

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AGE OF WITNESS- Kidnapping film to middle aged and old participants. Then read narrative account of the scene they witnessed. 1-Correct narrative 2-missleading narrative. Old were more susceptible to misleading information (found it harder).

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ANXIETY- Low key convo about equipment failure, man came out with pen and greasy hands. Heated convo with chairs being thrown about. Man came out with bloody knife. 50 photos to identify man. 1-49% 2-33%. Weapon focus (anxiety narrows attention).

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'Barn study' suggestive wording. Control- normal questions, experimental-misleading questions. 17% 'saw' barn in experimental, 3% 'saw' barn in control.

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