Social Psychology on Suggestibility - Dictionary of Arguments
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Suggestibility/social psychology/Ceci/Bruck: Ceci & Bruck’s 1993(1) review provides important insights on the interplay of cognitive and social factors as influences on children’s suggestibility. For example, Ceci and Bruck articulate the possibility that a child’s false report might at first be the result of social factors (e.g., the child makes a knowingly false statement to please the interviewer);
However, over time, the false statement might then become part of the child’s autobiographical memory. Moreover, the idea that the interplay of such social and cognitive factors may change developmentally is important and still worthy of further study today.
1. Ceci, S. J., & Bruck, M. (1993). The suggestibility of the child witness: A historical review and synthesis. Psychological Bulletin, 113, 403–439.
Kelly McWilliams, Daniel Bederian-Gardner, Sue D. Hobbs, Sarah Bakanosky, and Gail S. Goodman, „Children’s Eyewitness Memory and Suggestibility. Revisiting Ceci and Bruck’s (1993) Review“, in: Alan M. Slater & Paul C. Quinn (eds.) 2012. Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies. London: Sage Publications_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Alan M. Slater
Paul C. Quinn
Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2012