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3.06

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Angel Weaver

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Transcript of 3.06

3.06
Retrieval
directions
In two paragraphs, answer the following reflection questions thoroughly:
1. According to Loftus, why is the study of eyewitness memory important? Be sure to include a specific quotation from the excerpt above to support your explanation.
2. Do the Loftus studies support the use of eyewitness testimony as a part of a criminal defense or prosecution? Be sure to include specific details from the studies to support your position.


"Although current theories of memory are derived largely from experiments including lists of words or sentences, many memories in occurring everyday life involve complex, largely visual, and often fast moving events. Of course, we are rarely required to provide precise recall of such experiences – though as we age, we often volunteer them – but on occasion such recall is demanded, as when we have witnessed a crime or an accident. Our theories should be able to encompass such socially important forms of memory. It is clearly of concern to the law, to police and insurance investigators, and to others to know something about the completeness, accuracy, and malleability of such memories."
1. According to Loftus, why is the study of eyewitness memory important? Be sure to include a specific quotation from the excerpt above to support your explanation.
2. Do the Loftus studies support the use of eyewitness testimony as a part of a criminal defense or prosecution? Be sure to include specific details from the studies to support your position.
According to Loftus study, the study of eyewitness memory is important to demonstrate that the mind is influenced by suggestion and that the eyewitness memory can be unreliable due to mislead information seen visual and wording of a question can affect the person description of an event. The excerpt that supported my explanation. "Current theories of memory are derived largely from experiments including lists of words or sentences, many memories in occurring everyday life involve complex, largely visual, and often fast moving events.
Loftus studies supported the use of eyewitness testimony as a part of a criminal defense. Specific details from the studies that supports my position is it concerns to the law, to police and insurance investigators.
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