Insurance 101 – Chapter 12 – Volume 76 – 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

Legal Disclaimer

The author and publisher disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this blog. The information provided is not a substitute for the advice of a competent insurance, legal, or other professional. The Information provided at this site should not be relied on as legal advice. Legal advice cannot be given without full consideration of all relevant information relating to an individual situation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.