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College of Liberal Arts
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In an effort to examine the relationship between internal working models of attachment (Bowlby, 1969) and eyewitness testimony for child abuse (Lindberg, Kieffer, & Thomas, 2000), college students first watched a video of a mother hitting her son on the head and knocking him to the floor. After this, they filled out the Attachment and Personality Dynamics Questionnaire (APDQ) (Lindberg & Thomas, 1998). Finally, they were tested about details in the video, their memories for inferences about the characters, and their memories for the gist. They were also given several questions about their personal experiences with the type of discipline depicted in the film as well as their attitudes on parenting. The results showed that there is a relationship between experience with abuse and attachment, recall of emotions felt by the mother and the boy and attachment, and endorsement of phys ical punishment and attachment.
Witnesses - Psychology.
Lougklou, Fani, "Attachment and Memory : Does Attachment Experience Influence Eyewitness Testimony?" (2002). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 710.