The “Door” Study

Grade
9-12
Lesson Duration

by Daniel Simons and Daniel Levin

“This video shows footage from a 1998 study by Daniel Simons and Daniel Levin in which a participant fails to notice when the person he is talking to is replaced by someone else. The study was among the first to demonstrate that the phenomenon of “change blindness” can occur outside the laboratory.”¬†This could be used as an introduction to a lesson about eyewitness testimony to highlight that sometimes people are less aware of their surroundings than they think.

Video (1:36): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWSxSQsspiQ

tags: due process, fair trial, Sixth (6th) Amendment, perception, psychology

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The "Door" Study by Daniel Simons and Daniel Levin