Enhancing the recall of young, young-old and old-old adults with cognitive interviews

Wright, Allison M. and Holliday, Robyn (2007) Enhancing the recall of young, young-old and old-old adults with cognitive interviews. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21 (1). pp. 19-43. ISSN 0888-4080 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Two studies examined whether a Cognitive Interview improves older witnesses' recall. Study I compared the quality and quantity of older adults' recall when given a typical UK police interview, the Enhanced Cognitive Interview (ECI), or a modified version of the Cognitive Interview (MCI). The MCI was identical to the ECI except that the change perspective technique was omitted. Old-old (7595-years) adults' recall was less complete and less accurate than that of young-old (60-74-years) adults, which was less complete and accurate than that of young (17-31-years) adults. The ECI and MCI increased the number of correct Person, Action, Object and Surrounding details reported across every age group, without increasing the number of incorrect or confabulated details recalled. In Study 2, it was found that these effects remained when interviews were re-scored using a system that reflected police officers' decisions about the investigative relevance of details.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008 14:30
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 15:07
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4603 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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