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Weapons Focus - Loftus and Meso (1987)

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This is the full text of a widely reported study. Slides of a Taco Bell fast food shop were shown to (inevitably) students. The main IV was the variation of a single slide with the target holding a check (sic - USA!) or a gun. The cute thing is they also used eye tracking. The DV was accuracy of recall (self reported via MCT). The whole thing was re-run without the eye tracking. This is also the most likely source for the 'grease pen v knife' study as it is summarised in the background

Maas & Kohnken 1989 Simulating Weapon Effect

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This study is often described vaguely in textbooks, and students come away with an impression of nurses wandering around waving hypodermic syringes at strangers. It turns out to be a rather elegantly operationalised test of weapons focus with good mundane realism and well controlled ethics.

Pickel (1998) Unusualness and Threat as Possible Causes of Weapon Focus

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A study featuring a raw chicken by a researcher called 'Pickel' us a gift from mnemonic heaven. It reports a well controlled pair of experiments testing the hypothesis that it is 'unusualness' not 'threat' that distracts witnesses - challenging the 'weapons focus effect' theory.

Weapon focus class experiment

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An attempt to demonstrate weapon focus. 2 pictures of the same man with a weapon in one picture the other picture no weapon. Both pics are displayed for 10 secs. After each picture 3 questions. two groups are needed, one for each condition. Compare the accuracy of the answers.

Starter Weapon Focus Activity - AQA A

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An activity to indicate the "weapon focus" effect (Loftus and Palmer). This is not a great experiment and it gives students the chance to criticise the method. You are able to apply other research methods knowledge too.

AQA A - Weapon focus activity

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Can be used as a starter to introduce the weapon effect (Loftus) - this is part of the role of anxiety as an influence on the accuracy of EWT.

AQA A EWT worksheet

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Worksheet for notes on 'other factors in EWT' - age of witness, weapon focus & anxiety.  Uses the cat book and an EWT Loftus study (gun pulled in taco joint) set of slides from this site...I'll link if I can find them again!

OCR Crime: Loftus & Messo (1987) Weapons focus

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An original paper from OCR's spec in "e.g." category. Factors influencing accurate identification (e.g. the ‘weapon focus’ effect, e.g. Loftus 1987)

Loftus weapon focus

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PPt for Forensic Psychology (G543) section 'making a case', covering the Loftus study of weapon focus.

Loftus Weapon Focus

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Loftus weapon focus study in full - useful for OCR A2 Forensic: Interviewing witnesses

Weapon Focus Pickel study

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Description of the Pickel Weapn Focus Study as a handout - good for OCR forensic A2: interviewing witneses

A2 Crime- weapon focus study (Pickel)

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A typed up version of the study with pictures to aid learning and understanding.

Eye Witness Testimony (part 2)

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LOoking at the 4 psychological factors affecting EWT- reconstructive memory, leading questions (part 1, stress and weapon focus (part 2)

Witness testimony

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Powerpoint of witness testimony for A2 OCR psychology kindly provided by Mark Souter