PSYCH 100 Loftus Article Notes

PSYCH 100 Loftus Article Notes - Psychology 100 Hock...

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Psychology 100 Hock Article Notes Thanks For The Memories! By E. F. Loftus When an event is re-called it is not actually re-created A memory that is a reconstruction of the actual event is recalled Memories are not stable, and are malleable over time Theoretical Propositions This research focused on the power of questions containing presuppositions to alter a person’s memory of an event She hypothesized that if an eyewitness was asked questions that contain a false presupposition about the witness event, the new false information may be incorporated into the witness’s memory of the event and appear subsequently in new testimony by the witness Method and Result Study One 150 students watch a video containing a 4 car accident caused by a car that runs a stop sign They are then given a 10-question questionnaire- half received the question “how fast was car A going when it ran the stop sign?” and half received the question “did you see a stop sign for car A?” For question 1, 53% saw a stop sign, and for question 2, only 35% claimed to have seen it
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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