Child's play: Anatomically correct dolls and embodiment [Book Review]
Graduate studies at Western
Human Studies 30 (3):255 - 267 (2007)
|Abstract||Anatomically detailed dolls have been used to elicit testimony from children in sex abuse cases. However, studies have shown they often provide false accounts in young, preschool-age children. Typically this problem is seen as a cognitive one: with age, children can correctly map their bodies onto a doll due to greater intellectual ability to represent themselves. I argue, along with the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, that although cognitive developments aid in the ability to represent one’s own body, a discussion of embodiment is required in order to understand the use and abuse of anatomical dolls in forensic interviews. This paper examines these issues and maintains that a better understanding of embodied perception in both adults and children helps show how phenomenology can provide a more nuanced understanding to a troubling ethical and legal problem.|
|Keywords||Anatomical dolls Change blindness Child psychology Embodiment Ecological psychology Forensic interviews Merleau-Ponty Representation|
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