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Social psy/ Law


VocabularyDefinitionTheoryTheory ExplanationResearchResearch Implications
acquisition process by which people notice and pay attention to info in the enviro; because people can't percieve everthing that is happening around them, they acquire only a subset of hte info available in the enviro. (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
storage process by which people store in memory info they have achired from the enviroment. (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
retrieval process by which people recall info. stored in their memories (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
Three stages of accurate memory 1)acquisition 2)storage 3)retrieval (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
Own-Race Bias people are better at recognizing faces of their own race than those of other races (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
Reconstructive Memory the process whereby memories of an event become distorted by information encouontered after the event occurred (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
source monitoring process whereby people try to identify the source of their memories (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
polygraph a machine that measures people physiological operators attemt to tell if someone is lying by observing that person's physiological responses while answering questions (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
cognitive interveiw technique whereby a trained interviewer tries to improve eyewitnesses'memories by forcusing their attention on the details and context of the event (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
Recovered Memories recollections of a past event, such as sexual abuse, that had been forgotten or repressed (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
false memory syndrome rememgering a past traumatic experience that is objectively false but nevertheless accepted as true (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
deterrence theory hypothesis that the threat of legal punishment causes people to refrain fom chimnal activity as long as the punishmetn is perceived as relatively severe, certain, and swift. (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
procedural justice people's judgment about the fairness of the procedures used to determine outcomes, such as whether they are innocent or guilty of a crime (blank) (blank) (blank) (blank)
Created by: necolefears