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Why children tell: a model of children's disclosure of sexual abuse.
Testifying in criminal court: emotional effects on child sexual assault victims.
The two most pervasive predictors of children's experiences in the courtroom, however, were age and severity of abuse and few innovative techniques were used to help the children testify.
A Prospective Study of Memory for Child Sexual Abuse
Failure to report CSA should not necessarily be interpreted as evidence that the abuse is inaccessible to memory, although inaccessibility or forgetting cannot be ruled out in a subset of cases.
Expectation and anticipation of dynamic visual events by 3.5-month-old babies.
3.5-month-olds can detect regularity in a spatiotemporal series, will develop expectancies for events in the series, and will act on the basis of those expectancies even when those actions have no effect on the stimulus events.
Traumatic Impact Predicts Long-Term Memory for Documented Child Sexual Abuse
Understanding an event's traumatic impact is important for predicting the accuracy of long-term memory for reported CSA, and Severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology was positively associated with memory accuracy.
Adult attachment style and parental responsiveness during a stressful event
Self-report adult attachment measures may be useful in the domain of parent–child relationships and the influence of adult attachment on parental behavior and children's distress was found to be independent of children's temperament and parental personality.
Face-to-Face Confrontation: Effects of Closed-Circuit Technology on Children's Eyewitness Testimony and Jurors' Decisions
Results indicated that overall, older children were more accurate witnesses than younger children, but older, not younger children produced more inaccurate information in free recall, and use of closed-circuit technology led to decreased suggestibility for younger children.
Developmental changes in event memory.
Examination of children's recall of standard features of a repeated event versus features that deviated from that event found that 4- and 7-year-olds were more confused regarding which event features occurred in the different event visits, while 7- year-olds did a better job of correctly remembering the features of the standard and deviation visits.
Taking Responsibility for an Act Not Committed: The Influence of Age and Suggestibility
Results showed that younger and more suggestible Participants were more likely than older and less suggestible participants to falsely take responsibility, and Implications of these findings for juvenile justice are discussed.
Perceptions of Children's Credibility in Sexual Assault Cases1
Children's testimony often plays a central role in prosecutions of child sexual abuse. Nevertheless, research on jurors' perceptions of the credibility of child sexual assault victims remains…