Howe, Mark L. and Gagnon, Nadine and Thouas, Lisa (2008) Development of false memories in bilingual children and adults. Journal of Memory and Language, 58 (3). pp. 669-681. ISSN 0749-596XFull text not available from this repository.
The effects of within- versus between-languages (English–French) study and test on rates of bilingual children’s and adults’ true and false memories were examined. Children aged 6 through 12 and university-aged adults participated in a standard Deese–Roediger–McDermott false memory task using free recall and recognition. Recall results showed that: (1) both true and false memories increased with age, (2) true recall was higher in within- than between-languages conditions for all ages, and (3) there were fewer false memories in between-languages conditions than within-language conditions for the youngest children, no differences for the 8 and 12 years old, and by adulthood, there were more false memories in between-languages than within-language conditions. Recognition results showed that regardless of age, false recognition rates tended to be higher in between-languages than within-language conditions. These findings are discussed in the context of models of false memory development.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Memory and Language|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||DRM paradigm ; false memories ; bilingual memory ; memory development ; children's false memory ; ASSOCIATIVE INFORMATION ; NONCONSCIOUS PROCESSES ; WORDS ; REPRESENTATION ; TRANSLATION ; MEDIATION ; LANGUAGES ; ILLUSION ; RECALL ; LISTS|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Prof Mark L. Howe|
|Deposited On:||07 Jul 2008 14:45|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 14:44|
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