Age and eyewitness testimony

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Warren et al (2005)

  • Two groups of participants - children & adults.
  • Read a story.
  • 20 questions, 15 of which were misleading.
  • Children more likely to be influenced by misleading Qs.

Follow up 

  • Participants told the Qs were 'hard', may make 'mistakes'.
  • Participants focused more.
  • Effect of misleading Qs reduced in all age groups.
  • Children more suggestible than adults - not entirely reliable.

Language abilities

Goodman and Schaaf (1997)

  • Participants given complex Qs.
  • Child more likely to…


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