publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Decision Processes in Eyewitness Identification

Moreland, Molly Bettis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The dominant theory of decision-making in eyewitness identification, based on a distinction between absolute and relative judgments, assumes that relative judgments (identifying the best match relative to the other lineup members) increases identification errors (Wells, 1984). This distinction also assumes that comparisons among lineup members underlying relative judgments increases errors, as evidenced by the sequential lineup advantage (Lindsay & Wells, 1985). Sequential lineups preclude comparisons among lineup members by presenting lineup members separately. Recently, and in contrast to the dominant view, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) studies found...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychology, decision making, eyewitness identification, memory
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