Loftus & Pickrell (False Memories)
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Describe two of the elements of false memories that were common among all of the participants. 
Two of the elements of false memories that were common among all of the participants were that they were lost for an extended period of time and that they were crying.
Loftus and Pickrell claim that false memories can be formed. Describe their reasoning for why these false memories were able to be formed, in relation to the content they chose. 
Their reasoning for why there false memories were able to be formed in relation to the content they chose is as follows: Elements of the story are paired with actual elements of their life. The false elements: crying, lost for an extended period of time, lost around the age of five, found and aided by an elderly woman, reunited with the family can be paired with other things such as crying, being in a mall, getting lost, etc.
Identify two strengths of the study. 
Two strengths of the study are as follows: high ecological validity, this study can be repeated, and the data collected was quantitative data.
Identify an ethical concern in the study and why it was necessary for this ethical guideline to be broken. 
An ethical concern of the study was that the participants were deceived. It was necessary for this ethical guideline to be broken because otherwise the participants may have altered their memories even further, thus contaminating the validity of the data gathered.
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