Vulnerability to interrogative suggestibility from negative life events. A comparison of separated asylum-seeking youth and age-matched peers. / Childs, Samantha; Given-Wilson, Zoe; Butler, Stephen; Memon, Amina; Gudjonsson, Gisli.

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Childs, Samantha ; Given-Wilson, Zoe ; Butler, Stephen ; Memon, Amina ; Gudjonsson, Gisli. / Vulnerability to interrogative suggestibility from negative life events. A comparison of separated asylum-seeking youth and age-matched peers. In: Personality and Individual Differences. 2021 ; Vol. 173.

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