More than suggestion: the effect of interviewing techniques from the McMartin Preschool case.

@article{Garven1998MoreTS,
  title={More than suggestion: the effect of interviewing techniques from the McMartin Preschool case.},
  author={S. Garven and J. Wood and R. S. Malpass and J. Shaw},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          347-59
        }
}
  • S. Garven, J. Wood, +1 author J. Shaw
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of applied psychology
  • Child interviewing techniques derived from transcripts of the McMartin Preschool case were found to be substantially more effective than simple suggestive questions at inducing preschool children to make false allegations against a classroom visitor. Thirty-six children interviewed with McMartin techniques made 58% accusations, compared with 17% for 30 children interviewed with suggestive questions. Social influence and reinforcement appeared to be more powerful determinants of children's… CONTINUE READING

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