WSU PSYCH 350 - Confessions (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
24
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 350 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 350 1st Edition Lecture 24 Outline of Last Lecture I Catharsis Dollard Freud II Revised Frustration Aggression hypothesis III Law Outline of Current Lecture I The Risk of False Confessions II Confessions and the Jury III The Lie Detector Test Current Lecture I The Risk of False Confessions a May confess merely to escape a bad situation b Internalization can lead innocent suspects to believe they might be guilty of the crime c Two factors can increase the risk of false confessions II Lack of a clear memory of the event in question Presentation of false evidence Confessions and the Jury a Juries are powerfully influenced by evidence of a confession even if the confession was coerced or there is evidence of innocence Fundamental attribution error revisited These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute III The Lie Detector Test a Polygraph a mechanical instrument that records physiological arousal from multiple channels b Unreliable Truthful people often fail the test The test can be faked by artificially inflating arousal responses to innocent questions Clenching of the thighs and butt when asked baseline questions such as your name makes it more likely that you ll pass



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