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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, KP
dc.contributor.authorPowell, MB
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-09T03:43:20Z
dc.date.available2020-03-09T03:43:20Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.issn0022-0965
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jecp.2005.12.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392186
dc.description.abstractParticipants (6- and 7-year-olds, N = 130) participated in classroom activities four times. Children were interviewed about the final occurrence (target event) either 1 week or 4 weeks later, during which half of the event items were described inaccurately. Half of these suggestions were consistent with the theme of the detail across the occurrences (e.g., always sat on a kind of floor mat) or were inconsistent (e.g., sat on a chair). When memory for the target event was tested 1 day later, children falsely recognized fewer inconsistent suggestions than consistent suggestions, especially compared with a control group of children who experienced the event just one time. Furthermore, the longer delay reduced accuracy only for consistent suggestions. Source-monitoring ability was strongly and positively related to resistance to suggestions, and encouraging children to identify the source of false suggestions allowed them to retract a significant proportion of their reports of inconsistent suggestions but not of consistent suggestions. The results suggest that the gist consistency of suggestions determines whether event repetition increases or decreases suggestibility.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom68
dc.relation.ispartofpageto89
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume94
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Developmental
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Experimental
dc.subject.keywordseyewitness memory
dc.titleThe consistency of false suggestions moderates children's reports of a single instance of a repeated event: Predicting increases and decreases in suggestibility
dc.typeJournal article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRoberts, KP; Powell, MB, The consistency of false suggestions moderates children's reports of a single instance of a repeated event: Predicting increases and decreases in suggestibility, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2006, 94 (1), pp. 68-89
dcterms.dateAccepted2005-12-15
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-03-09T02:57:17Z
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gro.griffith.authorPowell, Martine B.


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