In an experiment, Loftus and Palmer (1974) asked students to watch a video of a car accident. Some students were asked to estimate the speed of the cars as they “smashed” into each other; others were asked the speed of the cars when they “contacted” each other. Which students were likely to remember seeing broken glass?
a. neither group because there wasn’t really any broken glass in the film
b. both groups because broken glass is part of the schema for car accident
c. only those given the smashed wording
d. only those given the contacted wording