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Age is an important factor in memory for
witnessed events.
· Dent (1988) found that children usually provide
fewer details when asked to remember certain
· Also, children perform much worse than adults.
· However, if the child is directly interested in the
topic under consideration, then he/she can
match adult levels of accuracy.…read more

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Children also appear more keen to accept
incorrect information provided by adults for
fear of denying adult authority information.…read more

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A study by Roberts and Lamb (1999)
investigated 161 interviews with children
who had made allegations of abuse.
· They found that, in 68 of the interviews,
investigators had sometimes misunderstood
children's reports and of these, nearly two
thirds remained uncorrected by the child.
· Example: a child's response "in private" was
misinterpreted as "in the privates".…read more

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Some studies have found that children are
less accurate than adults.
Geiselman and Padilla (1988) found that
children between the ages of 7 to 12 years
old were less accurate than adults when it
came to reporting details of a filmed robbery.…read more

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Ceci and Bruck (1993) have analysed and
reviewed the information found on children's
memory and they have summarized the
main factors that may have an effect on
children's EWT.…read more

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