Forensic developmental psychology unveiling four common misconceptions

Maggie Bruck, Stephen Ceci

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We summarize recent developments in the field of forensic developmental psychology that challenge traditional conceptions about the reliability of children's reports. The areas covered involve the disclosure patterns of sexually abused children, the nature of suggestive interviews, developmental differences in suggestibility, and the amount of suggestion required to produce false reports and beliefs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Development
  • Suggestibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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