Slides in this set
Age is an important factor in memory for
· 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
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
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