Journal article

Selective postevent review and children's memory for nonreviewed materials

R Conroy, K Salmon

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2005

Abstract

Two experiments investigated the impact of selective postevent questioning on children's memory for nonreviewed materials. In both experiments, children participated in a series of novel activities. Children in the selective-review condition were subsequently questioned about half of these and comparisons were made to memory in a no-review condition. In Experiment 1, participants were 60 5- and 9-year-olds. For children in both age groups, memory for nonreviewed activities was impaired 20 min later in free recall. In Experiment 2, participants were 60 5-year-olds. Memory impairment was found following a 1-day delay after spaced review (three sessions over 3 days) but not after massed review ..

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