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ModuleB_Court_-1 - Social Psychology: In the Courtroom and...

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Social Psychology: In the Courtroom and the Jury Room Social cognition Persuasion Group Processes Informational and normative influence Prejudice and stereotyping
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Eyewitness Testimony How Accurate is it? Erroneous eyewitness testimony is the most frequent cause of false convictions Buckhout’s “staged assault on professor” data - 60% misidentification rate (6 photos, 7 wks after incident) Loftus’ Misinformation effect - Stop/Yield film where post-event questions resulted in “false memories” - the problem of source monitoring
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Loftus’ Misinformation Effect All Ss see car stopped at stop sign before collision STOP 1/2 Ss are asked a “congruent” question: What happened after the car stopped at the stop sign? 1/2 Ss are asked a “misleading” question: What happened after the car stopped at the yield sign?
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Loftus’ Misinformation Effect Did the car stop at a stop or a yield sign? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 % of Subjects Asked Congruent Question Asked Misleading Question Remembered seeing stop sign Remembered seeing yield sign
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Eyewitness Testimony How Accurate is it? Relationship between witness accuracy and witness
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