Flashcards in Loftus and Zanni Deck (13):
Loftus and Zanni (1975) investigated
how altering the wording of a question can produce a leading question and distort EWT
Loftus and Zanni study date
Method: participants were shown a
film of a car crash
Method: they were asked either
did you see the broken headlight?
did you see a broken headlight?
Results: "the" broken headlight
Results: "A" broken headlight
Conclusion: the use of the word "the" is enough to
affect peoples accuracy of an event
Evaluation: the study has implications for
Evaluation: what kind of study was it?
a laboratory study
Evaluation: the study meant there was control over
Evaluation: it was possible to establish an
cause and effect
Evaluation: the study was