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Developmentally invariant dissociations in children's true and false memories: not all relatedness is created equal

Howe, Mark L. (2006) Developmentally invariant dissociations in children's true and false memories: not all relatedness is created equal. Child Development, 77 (4). pp. 1112-1123. ISSN 0009-3920

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Abstract

The role of categorical versus associative relations in 5-, 7-, and 11-year-old children's true and false memories was examined using the Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm and categorized lists of pictures or words with or without category labels as primes. For true items, recall increased with age and categorized lists were better recalled than DRM lists. For false items, recall increased with age except for picture lists, there were no differences between categorized and DRM lists and no effect of priming, and there were fewer false memories for pictures than words. Like adults, children's false memories are based on associative not thematic relations, whereas their veridical memories depend on both. This new, developmentally invariant dissociation is consistent with knowledge- and resource-based models of memory development.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Child Development
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: FREE-RECALL ; FAMILIAR INFORMATION ; CATEGORY NORMS ; YOUNG-CHILDREN ; RECOGNITION ; ORGANIZATION ; DISTINCTIVENESS ; WORDS ; ADULTS ; AGE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 3588
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2008 12:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 15:07
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3588

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