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Maras, Katie L.; Bowler, Dermot M. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be over-represented within the criminal justice system; it is therefore important to understand how they fare under police questioning. The present study examined interrogative suggestibility and compliance in individuals with ASD, and whether this is associated with certain psychological traits.…
Descriptors: Autism, Justice, Anxiety, Psychological Characteristics
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Giesbrecht, Timo; Lilienfield, Scott O.; Lynn, Steven Jay; Merckelbach, Harald – Psychological Bulletin, 2008
Dissociation is typically defined as the lack of normal integration of thoughts, feelings, and experiences into consciousness and memory. The present article critically evaluates the research literature on cognitive processes in dissociation. The authors' review indicates that dissociation is characterized by subtle deficits in neuropsychological…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Memory, Information Processing, Literature
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Singh, Krishna K.; Gudjonsson, Gisli H. – Journal of Adolescence, 1992
Investigated hypotheses generated by Gudjonsson and Clark model of interrogative suggestibility. Adolescent boys (n=40) completed Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale and measures of intellectual skills, memory, field-dependence, hostility, and attitudes toward persons in authority. Suggestibility correlated negatively with intelligence quotient and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence
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Finnila, Katarina; Mahlberg, Nina; Santtila, Pekka; Sandnabba, Kenneth; Niemi, Pekka – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2003
Examined the relative contributions of internal and external sources of variation in children's suggestibility in interrogative situations. Found that internal sources of individual differences in suggestibility measured on a suggestibility test did influence children's answers during an interview, but that external sources or interview styles had…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Children, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis
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Richardson, G.; And Others – Journal of Adolescence, 1995
Sixty-five juvenile offenders in residential care completed the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, and their scores were matched for IQ and memory with those of 60 adult offenders. The juveniles gave in significantly more to interrogative pressure through negative feedback but were no more yielding to leading questions than adults. (JPS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Correctional Institutions, Criticism
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MacFarland, Wendy L.; Morris, Steven J. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1998
Dysphoric individuals are shown to be susceptible to interrogative suggestion, whether in the form of leading questions or interrogative pressure. The association of a clinically relevant condition of dysphoria (depression) with relatively high levels of suggestibility was investigated in a college student population (N=139). Applicability to…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Depression (Psychology), Questioning Techniques