Outline and evaluate research into the effects of age on EWT


Research into the accuracy of children as eyewitnesses by Geiselman and Padilla found that children were far less accurate when reporting events of a filmed robbery than adults, however, other research has failed to find much of a difference between adults and children, especially when the free recall rather than structured interview is used. Anatasi and Rhodes used participants aged 18-78 years and found evidence for own age bias. Warren et al found older children were more likely to be influenced by leading questions than adults. Research by Gruneberg and Morris found the accuracy of children's recall is as good as adults if the context of the original event is reinstated. Brewer, Weber and Semmler reviewed research on eyewitness identification in older people. Older people are more likely…


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