Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Nadja Schreiber Compo
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Daniel B. Wright
Third Advisor's Name
Janat Fraser Parker
Date of Defense
The present study explored how the source of suggestive information affected children's memory for a witnessed event as a function of age. Children and adolescents ranging from 7 to 17 years of age watched a 10-minute video and were then interviewed twice about the witnessed event: once immediately after watching the video and again 1 week later. During the second interview the source of social influence (peer vs. adult) and suggestive information accuracy (correct-leading vs. incorrect-leading) were manipulated. Findings indicate that adults were the most influential source and peers were the least influential source, regardless of age. The data also suggest an age trend in suggestibility such that younger children are more influenced by incorrect information attributed to an adult source than older children.
Carol, Rolando N., "Age trends and suggestibility : the effects of social influence" (2010). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2051.
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