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Children's memory reports: The effect of co-witness influence

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Title: Children's memory reports: The effect of co-witness influence
Authors: Roos af Hjelmsäter, Emma
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Roos af Hjelmsäter, E., Granhag, P.A., Strömwall, L.A., & Memon, A. (2008). The effects of social influence on children’s memory reports: The omission and commission error asymmetry. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49, 507-513.

II. Roos af Hjelmsäter, E., Granhag, P.A., & Strömwall, L.A. (2009). Was the stranger alone? On how different sources of social influence affect children's memory reports. Social Influence, 4, 155-169.

III. Roos af Hjelmsäter, E., Granhag, P.A., & Strömwall, L.A. (in press). Cowitness influence on children’s memory reports: The difference is in the details. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

IV. Roos af Hjelmsäter, E., Strömwall, L.A., & Granhag, P.A. (2010). The selfadministered interview: A way to improve children’s eyewitness performance? Manuscript submitted for publication.
Date of Defence: 2010-05-21
Disputation: Fredagen den 21 maj 2010, kl. 9.00, sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Children’s memory
social influence
omission and commission errors
Abstract: Co-witness discussion is relatively frequent, but misinformation in the form of information provided by other witnesses is an under-researched topic. The present thesis investigated how and to what extent children’s witness reports were influenced by information from a co-witness. In all four studies, the children were interviewed about a live event they had individually experienced two weeks previously. Some of the children encountered misinformation from a co-witness, and their reports we... more
ISBN: ISBN 978-91-628-8049-1
ISSN: 1101-718X
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