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College of Liberal Arts
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The extent to which children's memories can be altered by suggestion was examined in this study. After a stranger visited their classroom, twelve 5 and 6 year olds were interviewed once a week for a period of three weeks. The children were randomly selected to be in the one of the following conditions: (a) suggestion, in which students were interviewed using suggestions about the visitors behavior that are misleading (b) increased suggestion, in which the number of suggestive questions asked by the examiner will be increased. The results revealed no significant statistical difference between the suggestion group and the increased suggestion group.
Memory in children.
Pontier, D. Joann, "Suggestive questioning effects on eyewitness reports of kindergarten children" (1997). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1794.