Lecture11-MemoryRealWorld - Lecture 11: Memory in the World...

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1 Lecture 11: Memory in the World Fall 2009 Prof. Lombrozo Overview of today’s class: 1. Eyewitness testimony 2. Flashbulb memories 3. Recovered memories Reminder: Assignment 4 due by Friday @ 10pm 11.2 Memory in the Real World • Everyday memory: – Remembering names, numbers, people, events – Memorizing vocabulary – Learning course material • Cases with societal implications: – Eyewitness testimony • Exceptional events with personal implications: – Flashbulb memory – Recovered memory 11.3 Eyewitness Testimony 75,000 suspects identified by eyewitness in US each year (Wel s et al., 1994) 4,500 wrongful convictions based on mistaken eyewitness identification in US each year! (Penrod & Cutler, 1999)
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2 11.4 The Lineup 11.5 Why are eyewitnesses unreliable? • General limitations – Working memory is limited – We forget with time • “Knowledge effects” – Effect of schemas, prior beliefs – Misinformation effect Elizabeth Loftus 11.6 The Misinformation Effect Phenomenon : Information obtained after a remembered event can alter memory for the event Loftus, Burns, & Miller (1978) “Did another car pass the red sports car while it was stopped at the yield sign?” Loftus & Palmer (1974) “About how fast were the cars going when they hit/smashed each other?” “Did you see any broken glass?”
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3 Asparagus, a love story (Laney et al., 2008) Time 1 : Food survey Time 2 : (Misleading) preference profile based on survey Dependent measures: – Agree/disagree: “Loved asparagus the first time you tried it.”
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Lecture11-MemoryRealWorld - Lecture 11: Memory in the World...

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