Individual Differences in Children's Eyewitness Recall: The Influence of Intelligence and Shyness

  title={Individual Differences in Children's Eyewitness Recall: The Influence of Intelligence and Shyness},
  author={Claudia M. Roebers and Wolfgang Schneider},
  journal={Applied Developmental Science},
  pages={20 - 9}
This study was conducted to examine influences of personality characteristics on children's eyewitness recall. A sample of 217 children from 3 age groups (6-, 8-, and 10-year-olds) were included in the study. To explain individual differences in children's free recall of an observed event as well as in their ability to answer specific questions accurately, intelligence and teachers' rating of shyness were selected as central personality characteristics. The results revealed a significant… 
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