Psychology Phenomena {41} ~ The Rashmon Effect

The Rashomon effect is a term used in film related to the notorious unreliability of eyewitnesses. It describes a situation in which an event is given contradictory interpretations or descriptions by the individuals involved, and is a storytelling and writing method in cinema meant to provide different perspectives and point of views of the same incident.

5 thoughts on “Psychology Phenomena {41} ~ The Rashmon Effect”

  1. Back in my psych major days at USF, in Tampa, we studied the unreliability of eyewitnesses. Very interesting. I believe Elizabeth Loftus (University of Washington, I believe) was the researcher who helped pioneer this field of study. Now, I’m gonna have to google her.

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    1. Damn, I wish I could have dropped the link here. Whoohoo, I HAVE FUNCTIONAL BRAIN CELLS!!! I am right: Elizabeth Loftus, did much of her work at University of Washington, if you are from the Pacific Northwest, is called U Dub. Great school. Thought about going to grad school there, but my heart was in Oregon.

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