A timing-specific memory distortion effect in young children
McCormack, Teresa, Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.), Smith, Mark C. and Brock, Jon. (2004) A timing-specific memory distortion effect in young children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Vol.87 (No.1). pp. 33-56. ISSN 0022-0965Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2003.10.001
It has been suggested that there are systematic distortions in children's memory for temporal durations, such that children's memory is not just less accurate than that of adults but qualitatively different. Experiment I replicated the memory distortion effect by demonstrating developmental change in the tendency to confuse a reference duration with one that is shorter rather than longer than it. When the long-term memory demands of the task were reduced by providing reminders of the reference duration on every trial, there were no such qualitative changes in error patterns (Experiment 2). Further evidence for developmental changes in memory distortion was found in the temporal generalization task of Experiment 3, in which stimuli were spaced logarithmically rather than linearly. In Experiment 4, a similar distortion pattern was absent in a task in which children made judgments about the pitch rather than the duration of stimuli, suggesting the effect may be specific to time estimation. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Memory in children, Time perception, Time -- Psychological aspects, Cognition in children|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Child Psychology|
|Publisher:||Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 33-56|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||88/S15050 (BBSRC), R000 23 9002 (ERSC)|
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