ERIC Number: EJ670210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
After the Storm: Enduring Differences in Mother-Child Recollections of Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Events.
Ackil, Jennifer K.; Van Abbema, Dana L.; Bauer, Patricia J.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v84 n4 p286-309 Apr 2003
Compared collective reminiscences of mothers and their 3- to 11-year-olds about a tornado and two nontraumatic events (one proceeding and one following the tornado) 4 months post-tornado and again 6 months later. Found that conversations about both traumatic and nontraumatic events varied with age. Children's tornado recollections were significantly longer, more coherent, and more complete than their recollections of nontraumatic events, differences that endured over the second retention interval. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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