Impact of expert testimony on the believability of repressed memories.

@article{Sugarman1997ImpactOE,
  title={Impact of expert testimony on the believability of repressed memories.},
  author={David B. Sugarman and Sue Boney-McCoy},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={115-26}
}
Research suggests that people question the believability of trial testimony based on an alleged victim's previously repressed memories. Participants read one of six scenarios depicting the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. The alleged victim either reported the assault immediately (child witness) or waited 20 years to report it (adult witness). In the adult witness condition, the woman's memory for the event had either been repressed until recently or had always been… CONTINUE READING