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Unformatted text preview: perpetrator o Limited time, exposure to put characteristics in memory; distracted by the trivial o High levels of stress can impair memory o Poor viewing conditions -> not taken into account by jurors o Weapons focus effect Presense of a weapon draws attention and impairs a witness’s ability to identify a culprit Identification less likely Weapons focus effect Slides of customers approaching tellers IV: gun or checkbook DV: eye movement and accuracy identifications Spent more time looking at the gun and less likely to identify person in a lineup o Own race bias People are better at identifying own race More errors when people of different race People usually have less experience with features that characterize individuals of other races, they find it more difficult to tell members of that race apart Contact hypothesis Individuating versus distinguishing features...
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- Fall '10
- Social Psychology