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Peterson, Carole; Fowler, Tania; Brandeau, Katherine M. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2015
Four- to 11-year-old children were interviewed about 2 different sorts of memories in the same home visit: recent memories of highly salient and stressful events--namely, injuries serious enough to require hospital emergency room treatment--and their earliest memories. Injury memories were scored for amount of unique information, completeness…
Descriptors: Memory, Recall (Psychology), Young Children, Children
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Peterson, Carole; Warren, Kelly L.; Hayes, Ashli H. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2013
A problematic issue for forensic interviewers is that young children provide limited information in response to open-ended recall questions. Although quantity of information is greater if children are asked more focused prompts and closed question types such as yes/no or forced choice questions, the quality of their responses is potentially…
Descriptors: Interviews, Young Children, Stress Variables, Injuries