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contextual reinstatement

in the context of criminal psychology, a way of improving memory for an event by returning to the place where ithappened or asking the witness to imagine themselves back inthat place and in the same emotional state.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.