Contribution to Book
10. False denials: Overcoming methodological biases in abuse disclosure research.Published (2007)
When Roland Summit published his paper on child sexual abuse accommodation (Summit, 1983), the notion that sexually abused children disclose abuse only reluctantly and ambivalently was thought "so basic that it contributed nothing new to the literature" (Summit, 1992, p. 155). Summit's paper was neither original research nor a systematic review of research, and he emphasized that his conclusions were largely based on his work as a clinical consultant and "endorsements" from professionals, victims, and their families (Summit, 1983, p. 180).
- False denials,
- child witness,
- child abuse,
- methodological biases
Publication DateFebruary, 2007
EditorM.E. Pipe, M. E. Lamb, Y. Orbach, and A.C. Cederborg
Citation Information10. Lyon, T. D. (2007). False denials: Overcoming methodological biases in abuse disclosure research. In M. Pipe, M. Lamb, Y. Orbach, & A. Cederborg (Eds.), Disclosing abuse: Delays, denials, retractions and incomplete accounts (pp. 41-62). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.