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Title: Effects of Cognitive Interviewing and Practice on Children's Recall Performance
Journal: Journal of Applied Psychology  Volume:77  Issue:5  Dated:(1992)  Pages:744-756
Author(s): K J Saywitz; R E Geiselman; G K Bornstein
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: DOJ-88-IJ-CX-D-016; SJI-88-11J-D-016
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents data obtained from two experiments to determine the effects of cognitive interviewing and practice on children's recall performance.
Abstract: In the first experiment a staged event was carried out that involved a private encounter between an unfamiliar man and two children. Results showed that questioning techniques based on principles from cognitive psychology significantly increased the number of correct facts recalled by both 7- to 8-year-olds and 10- to 11-year-olds over that gained with standard interview procedures and without affecting the number of incorrect items generated. These results were replicated in the second experiment with a different staged event and with 8-to 9-year-olds and 11- to 12-year-olds. The second experiment also assessed the impact of a prior practice cognitive interview, and practice was found to be effective for both age groups. Tables, references, appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Children in the courtroom; Courts; Interrogation procedures; Juvenile witnesses; Psychological research
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