Presentation Title: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on Communication with Children in the Interview Setting

Section: Poster Session Group 1 #7

Location: , Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:15am


This study seeks to employ Self-Determination Theory as a framework for understanding social communication in the forensic interview setting. SDT suggests than an individual's level of engagement in an activity is predicated on the satisfaction of his/her needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. It is hypothesized here that an individual's recall performance in an interview setting, measured by the quantity and quality of information they provide, will be affected by the level of psychological need support provided by the interviewer.Specifically, this study examines psychological need support and recall performance in interviews with children.

Type of Presentation: Individual poster

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Presenter(s): Santee, Angela Christine
Major(s): Psychology
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): McCauley, Michelle
Dept(s): Psychology

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