Effects of Color in Eyewitness Vehicle Identification


  • Samantha Rose Franklin Texas A&M University


This study examined the effect of the color of vehicles in eyewitness vehicle identification. This study aimed to test if vehicle color influences the accuracy of an eyewitness identification to correctly identify a vehicle. By changing the color of pictures of vehicles, the effect of the color in eyewitness vehicle identification can be examined. The participants were 265 college students. In two presentations given to two separate groups of participants, the participants were presented with a short slide show of vehicles, and asked to identify the color of a specified vehicle. Participants correctly identified the dull color slightly more than the participants who were asked to identify the bright color vehicle. However, this difference was nominal and statistically was not significant


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