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ERIC Number: EJ1006829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Children's and Adults' Memory for Emotional Pictures: Examining Age-Related Patterns Using the Developmental Affective Photo System
Cordon, Ingrid M.; Melinder, Annika M. D.; Goodman, Gail S.; Edelstein, Robin S.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v114 n2 p339-356 Feb 2013
Two studies were conducted to examine theoretical questions about children's and adults' memory for emotional visual stimuli. In Study 1, 7- to 9-year-olds and adults (N = 172) participated in the initial creation of the Developmental Affective Photo System (DAPS). Ratings of emotional valence, arousal, and complexity were obtained. In Study 2, DAPS pictures were presented to 20 8- to 12-year-olds and 30 adults, followed by a recognition memory test. Children and adults recognized aversive images better than neutral images. Moreover, children and adults recognized high and moderate arousal images more accurately than low arousal images. Adults' memory for neutral images exceeded that of children, but there were no developmental differences in memory for aversive pictures. Theoretical and methodological implications are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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