Anxiety And Eyewitness Testimony

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Discuss research into the role of anxiety and it's effect on eye witness testimony Research into the role of anxiety on eye witness testimony is very mixed however it is thought that eye witness testimony is most accurate between low to high anxiety levels. This is shown in the Yerkes-Dobson curve (1908): There is also research to support this, such as Yuille and Cutshall (1986). It was a real life study in which they interviewed witnesses to a real life shooting. They found that eye witness accounts were very accurate and this accuracy didn't diminish over time. They also found that the accounts were not distorted by any leading questions. Although this study had high external validity it still had very low internal validity, and those

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