Eye Witness Testimony (O+E research into the effects of anxiety on the…
Eye Witness Testimony
Post event discussion
Shaw et al
Paired participant with a confederate.
Shown videos of staged robbery and interviewed together afterwards.
They alternated who answered first
When participants responded first recall was 58% accurate
When confederate answered first with correct answers recall was 67%
When confederate gave incorrect answers recall was 42%
Gabbert et al
2 Groups 17-33 6yrs old and 58-80 yrs old.
Watched a staged crime
Exposed to misleading information through conversation with a confederate or reading a written report.
Both groups more likely to report inaccurate information after a conversation rather than reading.