Age differences in eyewitness testimony

  title={Age differences in eyewitness testimony},
  author={Gail S Goodman and Rebecca Sue Reed},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
This study examined age differences in eyewitness testimony. Children, three and six years of age, and adults interacted with an unfamiliar man for 5 minutes. Four or five days later, the witnesses answered objective and suggestive questions, recalled what happened, and tried to identify the confederate from a target-present photo line-up. The adults and 6-year-olds did not differ in their ability to answer objective questions or identify the confederate, but 6-year-olds were more suggestible… 
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