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Unformatted text preview: n, cause error and
distortions in eyewitness recollections
and other aspects of everyday memory." Interference Theory ● memories do not
exist in a vacuum
● memories are
○ proactive interference
interference ● new post-event
incorporated into the
● we do not realize the
new info’s influence
Source: Loftus et al., 1995 Testing the Interference Theory
1. participants are shown a complex scene
2. half the participants are given misleading
3.other half received
no new info
Participants that received
false information had
incorrect memories about
crucial details of the scene! Source: Loftus et al., 1995 It is one thing to distort a...
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