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Enhancing older adults’ eyewitness memory for present and future events with the Self-administered Interview.

Gawrylowicz, Julie; Memon, Amina; Scoboria, Alan; Hope, Lorraine and Gabbert, Fiona. 2014. Enhancing older adults’ eyewitness memory for present and future events with the Self-administered Interview. Psychology and Aging, 29(4), pp. 885-890. ISSN 0882-7974 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Older adults’ memory reports are often less complete and accurate than those by younger adults. The current study assessed the suitability of the Self-Administered Interview (SAI) as retrieval support for older eyewitnesses, and examines whether experience with the SAI leads to improved performance on subsequent events where the SAI is not used. Participants recalled an event with the SAI or free recall instructions. After 1-week, all participants watched a second event and freely recalled its content. SAI participants reported more correct details for the initial event, and a ‘transfer’ of the initial recall advantage to the second event was observed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1037/a0038048

Additional Information:

This research was supported by a grant from The Leverhulme Trust awarded to Amina Memon and Alan Scoboria.

Keywords:

Self-administered Interview, eyewitness testimony, older adults, meta-cognition, transfer effect

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology
Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
December 2014Published

Item ID:

10665

Date Deposited:

23 Sep 2014 10:00

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 17:14

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10665

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