An Exploration of Visual Behaviour in Eyewitness Identification Tests.pdf (579.5 kB)
0/0

An exploration of visual behaviour in eyewitness identification tests

Download (579.5 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 01.02.2016 by Heather Flowe
The contribution of internal (eyes, nose and mouth) and external (hair‐line, cheek and jawline) features across eyewitness identification tests was examined using eye tracking. In Experiment 1, participants studied faces and were tested with lineups, either simultaneous (test faces presented in an array) or sequential (test faces presented one at a time). In Experiment 2, the recognition of previously studied faces was tested in a showup (a suspect face alone was presented). Results indicated that foils were analysed for a shorter period of time in the simultaneous compared to the sequential condition, whereas a positively identified face was analysed for a comparable period of time across lineup procedures. In simultaneous lineups and showups, a greater proportion of time was spent analysing internal features of the test faces compared to sequential lineups. Different decision processes across eyewitness identification tests are inferred based on the results.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Applied Cognitive Psychology

Volume

25

Issue

2

Pages

244 - 254

Citation

FLOWE, H.D., 2011. An exploration of visual behaviour in eyewitness identification tests. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25(2), pp. 244-254.

Publisher

© Wiley

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: FLOWE, H.D., 2011. An exploration of visual behaviour in eyewitness identification tests. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25(2), pp. 244-254., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1670. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."

ISSN

0888-4080

Language

en

Exports

Logo branding

Keyword(s)

Exports