Enhanced Cued Recall of Gist-Related Events for Older But Not Younger Children

Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-063
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Crystal M. Cortes
University of Texas at Arlington

James Michael Lampinen
University of Arkansas

Valerie F. Reyna
Cornell University

Charles J. Brainerd
Cornell University

Timothy N. Odegard
University of Texas at Arlington

Children attended four parties and later completed a structured cognitive interview regarding their memory of the events that took place at those parties. Replicating previous developmental research using word learning paradigms, older but not younger children demonstrated enhanced memory accuracy for events related to the gist of the parties.

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