Memory In Everyday Life Quiz

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What is eyewitness testimony?
The account a witness gives of a specific event/accident
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What is a schema?
A built up knowledge packet we acquire throughout our life eg for trains
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Two ways research has shown schemas affect EWT
brewer and Treyens office study- pps recalled typical office items and some recalled bizarre items eg skull
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What is the weapon focus effect?
The sight of a weapon narrows the witness' focus of attention to the central details of a scene ie we may forget many peripheral details
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How does anxiety affect EWT
loftus et al weapon focus phenomenon
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EWT of children less accurate than adults
they can be easily influenced by leading questions/ misleading info/ interviewer bias etc Ceci and Brucks said younger children are easier to influence
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What is a leading question
A question that is worded in such a way that it effects the outcome of the witness' response eg Loftus et al study cars
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Outline the findings of Loftus and Palmers study on speed of a car
The word used determined the estimation of the speed
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What is misleading information
Information which isn't accurate and causes the witness to respond in a particular way eg STOP YIELD study
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Four processes in the cognitive interview
C- context, recreate it. O-rder of event, change it. P-eerpesctive, go in someone elses. Every detail. Tell it all
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