Ch4, New Jersey v. Michaels, Part 2, Lecture Notes (9.15.09)

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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) Children assigned to one of 4 groups:
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course PSYC PSY taught by Professor Na during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Ch4, New Jersey v. Michaels, Part 2, Lecture Notes...

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