Memory Binding in Early Childhood: Evidence for a Retrieval Deficit
Child Development, 80(5), 1321-1328., September 2009
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.