Psychology Of Testimony

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

A little game to help with revision for Psychology of Testimony, within the Psychology and Crime topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Malpass and Devine, 1981. What was this study about?
    • A. 

      To see if memory is affected by statements after the events

    • B. 

      To see if line ups are accurate

    • C. 

      To see if eye witnesses are influenced by instructions given before slelcting from a line up

    • D. 

      To see the effects of weapon focus

    • E. 

      To see how much my dog loves me

  • 2. 
    Malpass and Devine, 1981.What was the act the participants witnessed?
    • A. 

      Someone stealing a cookie

    • B. 

      Someone committing an act of murder

    • C. 

      Someone committing an act of vandalism

    • D. 

      Someone committing an act of theft

    • E. 

      Someone committing an act of a play

  • 3. 
    Malpass and Devine, 1981. What 3 options are true of what happened to the participants?
    • A. 

      They were split into groups where: 1) The vandal was present 2) The vandal was absent

    • B. 

      They were split into groups where: 1) The Vandal was present 2) The vandals shoes were absent

    • C. 

      A quarter of these groups were arrested and told they had committed the crime

    • D. 

      Half of these groups were given biased instructions, where they were told the vandal was there

    • E. 

      Half of these groups were given unbiased instructions, where they were not told if they vandal was there or not

  • 4. 
    Malpass and Devine, 1981.which two answers are correct?(VP = Vandal Present, VA = Vandal Absent)(BI= Biased Instruction, UI = Unbiased Instructions)
    • A. 

      VP with BI = 25% false where as VP with UI = 0% false

    • B. 

      VP with BI = 78% false where as VP with UI = 33% false

    • C. 

      VA with BI = 78% false where as VA with UI = 20% false

    • D. 

      VA with BI = 78% false where as VA with UI = 33% false

    • E. 

      None of the above