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Psychology

University of Richmond

1982

Field dependence (Psychology)

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Field Dependence As A Factor In Eyewitness Accounts, Charlotte Sue Lerch Jan 1982

Field Dependence As A Factor In Eyewitness Accounts, Charlotte Sue Lerch

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between field dependency and performance on an eyewitness task. Sixty four college students participated in the experiment. Subjects were divided into two groups, field dependent and field independent, based on their scores on the Group Embedded Figures Test (Witkin et al. , 1971). All the subjects viewed a series of slides depicting a wallet snatching incident and, after completing a short, filler activity, filled out a thirty item questionnaire on the slides. After a two day interval, the subjects read a summary paragraph of the wallet snatching incident. This paragraph contained ...