Memories of separate occurrences of an event: Implications for interviewing children

Martine B. Powell, Donald M. Thomson, Paul M. Dietze

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The authors review the empirical literature relating to factors that affect children's ability to remember specific occurrences of a repeated event and draw implications for professionals who conduct investigatory interviews with children. Issues addressed include the timing of the interview, the type of errors, the questioning techniques, the age of the child, the consistency of the child's account, and the impact of an intervening interview.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-607
Number of pages8
JournalFamilies in Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

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