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29 March, 04:39

A police officer stops Mark to ask about an automobile accident he may have witnessed the previous day. Since he was in the area at the time of the accident, the officer asks how fast the cars were going when they "hit" each other. Given the research findings of Loftus and Palmer, how might the officer's wording effect Mark's recollection of the incident?

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  1. 29 March, 06:38
    Answer:Mark may recall it as less serious accident than if the officer has used other wording (e. g., "smashed" each other)

    Explanation: The use of the word "hit each other " makes it sound as if this might have not been a more serious accident than you might remember it but the use of the word smashed may create an idea that this was a more serious accident.
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