Leading questions and the eyewitness report

@article{Loftus1975LeadingQA,
  title={Leading questions and the eyewitness report},
  author={E. Loftus},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1975},
  volume={7},
  pages={560-572}
}
  • E. Loftus
  • Published 1975
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
A total of 490 subjects, in four experiments, saw films of complex, fast-moving events, such as automobile accidents or classroom disruptions. The purpose of these experiments was to investigate how the wording of questions asked immediately after an event may influence responses to questions asked considerably later. It is shown that when the initial question contains either true presuppositions (e.g., it postulates the existence of an object that did exist in the scene) or false… Expand
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