Children's basic memory processes, stress and maltreatment

Howe, Mark L. and Cicchetti, Dante and Toth, Sheree L. (2006) Children's basic memory processes, stress and maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology, 18 (3). pp. 759-769. ISSN 0954-5794

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Building upon methods and research utilized with normative populations, we examine extant assumptions regarding the effects of child maltreatment on memory. The effects of stress on basic memory processes is examined, and potential neurobiological changes relevant to memory development are examined. The impact of maltreatment-related sequelae (including dissociation and depression) on basic memory processes as well as false memories and suggestibility are also outlined. Although there is a clear need for additional research, the investigations that do exist reveal that maltreated children's basic memory processes are not reliably different from that of other, nonmaltreated children.

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Development and Psychopathology
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Development and Psychopathology, 18 (3), pp 759-769 2006, © 2006 Cambridge University Press.
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?? false childhood memoriesterm declarative memoryworld-war-iidevelopmental psychopathologyindividual-differencestraumatic experienceshippocampal volumeemotional memoryuse disorderssexual-abusepsychologypsychiatry and mental healthdevelopmental and education ??
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