Event Title

The Effect of Timing and Gender of Eyewitness Statements on Blame Conformity and Perceived Credibility

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

The purpose of our study was to investigate whether formulating an opinion before versus after eyewitness statements and the gender of the eyewitness can influence the subjects likelihood to conform. Participants watched a short accident video and after completing a few filler tasks, were asked who they thought was to blame for the incident and to rate how credible they found their eyewitness to be. Analyses were conducted to look for main effects and interactions of the variables.

Faculty Sponsor

Martha Arterberry

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

451

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The Effect of Timing and Gender of Eyewitness Statements on Blame Conformity and Perceived Credibility

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

The purpose of our study was to investigate whether formulating an opinion before versus after eyewitness statements and the gender of the eyewitness can influence the subjects likelihood to conform. Participants watched a short accident video and after completing a few filler tasks, were asked who they thought was to blame for the incident and to rate how credible they found their eyewitness to be. Analyses were conducted to look for main effects and interactions of the variables.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/18