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ERIC Number: EJ941606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Test-Induced Priming Increases False Recognition in Older but Not Younger Children
Dewhurst, Stephen A.; Howe, Mark L.; Berry, Donna M.; Knott, Lauren M.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v111 n1 p101-107 Jan 2012
The effect of test-induced priming on false recognition was investigated in children aged 5, 7, 9, and 11 years using lists of semantic associates, category exemplars, and phonological associates. In line with effects previously observed in adults, nine- and eleven-year-olds showed increased levels of false recognition when critical lures were preceded by four studied items. This pattern was present with all three list types. In contrast, no effects of test-induced priming were observed in five- or seven-year-olds with any list type. The results also support those of previous studies in showing a developmental shift from phonological to semantic false memories. The findings are discussed in terms of current theories of children's false memories. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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