Chapter 4 Lecture Notes Part 2

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Chapter 4, Part 2 Chapter 4: New Jersey v. Michaels Part 2, Lecture Notes Last class, we considered the use of research to determine the reliability of alleged child- victim testimony So how does a scientific study prove a fact/s that would be useful in determining this reliability? Consider: Leichtman, M.D., & Ceci, S.J. (1995). The effects of stereotypes and suggestions on preschooler’s reports. Development Psychology , 31 , 568-578. STUDY HYPOTHESES 1. Stereotypes about a person held by preschool children before witnessing the event might affect children’s reports of that event 2. Repeated suggestive questioning that occurs during multiple interviews after the event might affect preschool children’s reports of that event METHOD Participants 176 preschoolers enrolled in private day-care centers Represented a wide range of social and ethnic groups 2 age groups: Early preschoolers (3-4 years old) Preschoolers (5-6 years old)
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course PSYC 377A taught by Professor Sales during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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