Psych notes 2:20:20.docx - 1 Coerced compliant false confessions(instrumental coerced false confessions a Confess to escape situation 2 Coerced

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1. Coerced compliant false confessions (instrumental coerced false confessions) a. Confess to escape situation 2. Coerced internalized false confessions (authentic coerced false confessions) a. Confess and have come to believe you did it 3. Kassin & Kiechel (1996) a. Pairs of students in reaction time study on a computer b. One student is a confederate of researcher c. Task is either occurring slowly or fast d. Participants are told not to hit the ALT key i. If hit ALT the computer will crash and data will be lost e. During task computer crashes f. Participants accused of hitting ALT key g. Researcher upset writes confession for participant to sign i. Test for compliance h. As leaving find student waiting to participate – asks what happened i. Test for internalization i. Researcher comes rushing out and asks participant to come back to see if they can figure out what happened i. Test for confabulation Control control False witness False witness slow fast slow fast Compliance 35% 65% 89% 100% Internalization 0% 12% 44% 65% Confabulation 0% 0% 6% 35% 1. Self-fulfilling prophecies a. My expectation of you leads me to treat you in a way that causes you to behave in ways that confirm my expectations b.

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