Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Group 10 Sarah Morgan Ben

March 10th, 2015
Names of group: Sarah, Morgan, Ben
Today we picked our topic, Eyewitness Testimony, and are coming up with different experiments to show why eyewitness testimonies aren't always reliable.

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March 11th, 2015
We are working more on our handouts and are starting to come up with more ideas for our experiment!
Our ideas include showing a video to a few participants at a time and asking them specific questions that may alter the way they remember it happening. We are going to test if eyewitness testimony is reliable.

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March 12th, 2015
What if your favorite childhood memory didn't really happen the way you remember it?
Often people reconstruct false memories that alter the way they remember an experience.

"(CNN)You probably feel pretty attached to your memories -- they're yours, after all. They define who you are and where you came from, your accomplishments and failures, your likes and dislikes."

Image result for eyewitness testimonyDoes the verb choice of words used affect the way you remember something happening?... such as "smash" or "hit"

March 13, 2015

Morgan working hard on finishing up handouts and finding an experiment to test eyewitness reliability!

March 16, 2015

Finished handouts up until 17! We are working more on finalizing our experiment. This includes watching videos and coming up with questions to test our hypothesis which is - Eyewitness testimony is not always accurate. 

"33% of the time, witness identifications are wrong."


March 17th, 2015
"Can you trust your own senses?"
Finished handout 19!

Check out our booth to see if even your own memories can be trusted!
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March 18th, 2015

8 days until psych fair!

Working on handout 20 today.
Stop by our booth for candy!!!

If you were called in to be on jury to recall a crime scene, would you be an accurate source??

March 19th, 2015

Are we aware of our mind's distortions of our past experiences?

Finished all handouts!

You've witnessed a kidnapping of a young boy... Can you recall what happened?

March 20, 2015

We are starting to work on our visual display and completely finalize our experiment. We finished our Google form and established all the materials we need to conduct our experiment.

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March 23rd, 2015
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Elizabeth Loftus is known for testing eyewitness testimony. She conducted an experiment relating to eyewitness testimony and misleading information. 

She found that eyewitness testimony is not always reliable, alike what we will try to prove with our experiment.


March 24, 2015

2 days until psych fair! Our experiment will be conducted using chrome books and will require participants to watch a video and answer 4 follow up questions.

Our experiment relates to Elizabeth Loftus's experiment.

A lot of people are interested to find out how reliable of an eyewitness they are!

Stagg kids come to participate in the fair!

The day is almost over and we are almost at 300 participants!!

The psych fair was a SUCCESS!! Definitely would do it again! Thanks to everyone who participated in our experiment!
We did in fact prove our hypothesis correct, which was eyewitness testimony is not always reliable.


  1. I would really like you to be more descriptive in your posts.

  2. I love your most recent post, much more descriptive 😄