Memory - Storage o Memories fade with age o People can get...

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Storage o Memories fade with age o People can get mixed up about where they heard or saw something People can have inaccurate recall about what they saw o 1: reconstructive memory (misinformation effect) process whereby memories of an event become distorted by information encountered after the event Elizabeth Loftus experiment One slide difference- car at yield or stop sign In stop sign group and asked about stop sign, 75% reported seeing it If asked if they saw a yield sign in stop sign group, 60% where incorrect Car experiment Hard to discriminate between real and suggested events Leading questions Must be true, focus on information to make it true 150 participants watch video Q: how fast was white sports car going while traveling past a barn? 18% said they saw a barn w/ the barn question (barn didn’t exist) eyewitness testimony- often powerfully persuasive If an eyewitness fingers you as the culprit, you are highly likely to
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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