Insurance 101 – Chapter 12 – Volume 76 – Suggestibility

Suggestibility

If witnesses are asked to judge whether they had actually said a word, or had imagined saying it, psychological studies show that 6-year-olds have more difficulty discriminating between these two possible sources of their memories than do 9-year-olds and adults. The reason offered for the greater difficulty younger children have in distinguishing between memories of their self-generated fantasies and memories of their actual behaviors (so-called realization judgments) is that the cues involved in differentiating between actual versus imagined events are not well developed before late childhood.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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