ERIC Number: ED335160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Thirteen- and Sixteen-Month-Olds' Long-Term Recall of Event Sequences.
Hertsgaard, L.; Bauer, P. J.
In two experiments, the ability of children younger than 20 months to engage in delayed ordered recall was investigated. In the first experiment, 13- and 16-month-old children were presented with 2-step event sequences and tested for recall, first, immediately following the event and second, after a one-week delay. Sequences were novel-causal, novel-arbitrary, or familiar. Results indicated that 16-month-olds produced more correctly ordered sequences than did 13-month-olds, and both groups produced more correct sequences for causal events than for arbitrary or familiar events. In the second experiment, 16-month-old children were presented with three-step event sequences and tested for immediate recall and recall with a verbal reminder. Results indicated that: (1) children produced more correctly ordered sequences for causal and familiar sequences than for arbitrary sequences; and (2) given a reminder, 16-month-olds were able to remember longer sequences after a delay. A list of three references is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Causal Influences; Delay Effect
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 18-20, 1991).