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dc.contributor.authorKarni-Visel, Yael
dc.contributor.authorHershkowitz, Irit
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBlasbalg, Uri
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-13T00:30:40Z
dc.date.available2022-01-13T00:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-29
dc.identifier.issn1077-5595
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332663
dc.description.abstractStatements by alleged victims are important when child abuse is prosecuted; triers-of-fact often attend to nonverbal emotional expressions when evaluating those statements. This study examined the associations among interviewer supportiveness, children's nonverbal emotions, and informativeness during 100 forensic interviews with alleged victims of child abuse. Raters coded the silent videotapes for children's nonverbal emotional expressions while other raters coded the transcripts for interviewer support, children's verbal emotions, and informativeness. Results showed that children's nonverbal signals were more common than and preceded the verbal signs. Interviewer support was associated with children's expressivity. When children expressed more nonverbal emotions, they were more responsive during the pre-substantive phases and more informative about the abuse. Nonverbal emotions partially mediated the association between support and informativeness. The findings underline the value of nonverbal emotional expression during forensic interviews and demonstrate how the interviewers' supportive demeanor can facilitate children's emotional displays and increase informativeness.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectchild abuse
dc.subjectemotional expression
dc.subjectinvestigative interviews
dc.subjectnonverbal behavior
dc.titleNonverbal Emotions While Disclosing Child Abuse: The Role of Interviewer Support.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychology
dc.date.updated2021-12-31T09:27:22Z
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNameChild Maltreat
prism.startingPage10775595211063497
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.80108
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/10775595211063497
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidKarni-Visel, Yael [0000-0001-5754-1957]
dc.contributor.orcidLamb, Michael [0000-0002-6792-3526]
dc.identifier.eissn1552-6119
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idNuffield Foundation (CPF/40211)
pubs.funder-project-idJacobs Foundation (2012-1024)
pubs.funder-project-idHaruv Institute (unknown)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-29
cam.depositDate2021-12-31
pubs.licence-identifierapollo-deposit-licence-2-1
pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement


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