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Memory Binding in Early Childhood: Evidence for a Retrieval Deficit

Child Development, 80(5), 1321-1328., September 2009

Memory Binding in Early Childhood: Evidence for a Retrieval Deficit Marianne E. Lloyd, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
S.L. Kovacs, Ayzit Doydum and Nora Newcombe

Child Development is the #1 journal in Educational Psychology and in the top 10 journals for Developmental Psychology, according to ISI rankings. Marianne Lloyd of the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences recently published the article in collaboration with Nora Newcombe, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Temple University and Ayzit Doydum of Emory University. Their research helps to explain why we fail to remember most events from early childhood. In the study, 4- and 6-year old children studied a set of pictures, backgrounds, and pairings of pictures and backgrounds. The results showed that young children can remember the parts of what they have seen before as well as older children but they have difficulty remembering the way in which the pictures and backgrounds fit together. A synopsis of the study was published in the November issue of The APA Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association.

 
 
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