The Misinformation Effect and Eyewitness Accounts

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The Misinformation Effect happens when _____.

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1. Which of these is an example of a source monitoring issue?

2. Which of the following was demonstrated on Loftus' experiment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about eyewitness accounts. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of issues with eyewitness statements and Loftus' experiment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Misinformation effect
  • Source monitoring issue
  • Loftus' experiment
  • Problems with eyewitness statements

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related eyewitness statements lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about issues that can affect the validity of eyewitness statements
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the misinformation effect

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to eyewitness accounts, read through the brief lesson called The Misinformation Effect and Eyewitness Accounts. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify general information about how eyewitness statements can be invalid
  • Understand Loftus' research on the misinformation effect and how misleading information can impact an eyewitnesses account
  • Recall what source monitoring is and how it can lead to false eyewitness testimony
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