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Test-induced priming increases false recognition in older but not younger children.

Dewhurst, Stephen A.; Howe, Mark L.; Berry, Donna M.; Knott, Lauren M.

Authors

Mark L. Howe

Donna M. Berry

Lauren M. Knott



Abstract

The effect of test-induced priming on false recognition was investigated in children aged 5, 7, 9, and 11years 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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012-01
Journal Journal of experimental child psychology
Print ISSN 0022-0965
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 111
Issue 1
Pages 101-107
APA6 Citation Dewhurst, S. A., Howe, M. L., Berry, D. M., & Knott, L. M. (2012). Test-induced priming increases false recognition in older but not younger children. Journal of experimental child psychology, 111(1), (101-107). doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2011.08.006. ISSN 0022-0965
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2011.08.006
Keywords Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; Developmental and Educational Psychology
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022096511001913?via%3Dihub
PMID 21908005
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