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Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire: Investigating the Role of Working Memory in Childhood Verbal Deception

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Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire: Investigating the Role of Working Memory in Childhood Verbal Deception. / Alloway, TP; McCallum, F; Alloway, RG; Hoicka, E.

In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Vol. 137, 01.09.2015, p. 30-38.

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Alloway, TP, McCallum, F, Alloway, RG & Hoicka, E 2015, 'Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire: Investigating the Role of Working Memory in Childhood Verbal Deception', Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 137, pp. 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.03.013

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Alloway, TP ; McCallum, F ; Alloway, RG ; Hoicka, E. / Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire: Investigating the Role of Working Memory in Childhood Verbal Deception. In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 2015 ; Vol. 137. pp. 30-38.

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