Close encounters of the witness kind: children's memory for a simulated health inspection.

@article{Davies1989CloseEO,
  title={Close encounters of the witness kind: children's memory for a simulated health inspection.},
  author={Graham M. Davies and A W Tarrant and Rhona Flin},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={80 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={415-29}
}
A total of 128 children from each of two age groups (6-7 years and 10-11 years) took part individually in a simulated health check procedure. This involved direct confrontation between the child and an adult stranger in which the child was touched and an article of clothing (shoes) removed. One week later children took part in a series of tests which examined their testimony of the events in which they participated. Older children were superior to younger on both free and prompted recall of… CONTINUE READING

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