Children 4- to 6-years-old (N = 60) and 8- to 10-years-old (N = 58) individually watched a cartoon story with one of three endings designed to elicit either happiness, sadness, or anger based on goal outcomes. Afterward children were given an interview that included false leading questions. One-week later, children were given a follow-up interview that assessed memory and suggestibility. Results indicated that levels of suggestibility did not differ across emotion conditions in 4- to 6-year-olds, but were significantly greater in the sad than the happy condition in 8- to 10-year-olds. In turn, suggestibility was found to decrease across age groups in the happy condition, but remained stable across age groups in the sad condition. Concerns were expressed with the angry emotional manipulation. Findings were discussed in respect to conflicting theories on emotion and memory and implications for children's forensic testimony.
|Commitee:||Geers, Andrew, Jasper, John, London, Kamala|
|School:||The University of Toledo|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Law, Developmental psychology|
|Keywords:||Discrete emotions, Emotion, Emotional valence, Memory development, Suggestibility|
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