Sarah V Stevenage (1997) On the Importance of Imagery in the Cognitive Interview
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Psycoloquy 8(03): On the Importance of Imagery in the Cognitive Interview
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF IMAGERY IN THE COGNITIVE INTERVIEW
Sarah V Stevenage
Reply to Roberts on Witness-Memory
Department of Psychology
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ UK
School of Human Development
University of Texas at Dallas
Box 830688 (GR 4.1)
Richardson, TX 75083-0688 USA
We are grateful to Roberts (1996) for raising the issue
of the potential hazards of using imagery and multiple retrieval
attempts in the cognitive interview (CI), especially when the
witnesses are children. Our reply attempts to clarify the issues
surrounding the use of multiple retrieval attempts in general, and
imagery in particular. We also suggest some fruitful areas for
Cognitive interview, errors, eyewitness memory,
facilitated recall, police procedures, questioning, recovered
memories, structured interview.
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