Loftus and Plamer experiment 2 Flashcards

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1
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why was the experiement done

A

to test the effects of language on memory

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2
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how many peole were in each group

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150

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3
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how may groups

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3

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4
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how may each group

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50

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5
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how many videos were they shown

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1 with multipul crashes

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6
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what distractor questions were they asked

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discription of the accident
questions about the accident

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7
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what crutial question was group 1 asked

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about how fast was the cars going when they SMASHED into eachother

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8
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what crutial question where group 2 asked

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about how fast were the cars going when they HIT eachother

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9
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what crutial question where group 3 asked

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no question

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10
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what were they asked to do after they had watched the videos

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to come back 1 week later

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11
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when they came back the next week what were they asked

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did you see any broken glass
(there was no broken glass)

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12
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what were the results for group 1- smashed

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16/50 said there was glass

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13
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what were the results for group 2- hit

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7/50 said there was glass

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14
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what were the results for group 3- nothing

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6/50

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15
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what does this show

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that the use of language can effect the answers given

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