Developmental changes in time estimation: comparing childhood and old age
McCormack, Teresa, Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.), Maylor, Elizabeth A., Darby , Richard J, and Green, Dina. (1999) Developmental changes in time estimation: comparing childhood and old age. Development Psychology, Vol.35 (No.4). pp. 1143-1155. ISSN 0012-1649Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0012-16126.96.36.1993
Participants from ages 5 to 99 years completed 2 time estimation tasks: a temporal generalization task and a temporal bisection task. Developmental differences in overall levels of performance were found at both ends of the life span and were more marked on the generalization task than the bisection task. Older adults and children performed at lower levels than young adults, but there were also qualitative differences in the patterns of errors made by the older adults and the children. To capture these findings, the authors propose a new developmental model of temporal generalization and bisection. The model assumes developmental changes across the life span in the noisiness of initial perceptual encoding and across childhood in the extent to which long-term memory of time intervals is distorted.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Developmental psychology, Age (Psychology), Human information processing -- Age factors, Time perception|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Development Psychology|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Official Date:||July 1999|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 1143-1155|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC)|
|Grant number:||G9608199 (MRC), G9606610N (MRC), R000232576 (ESRC)|
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