ERIC Number: EJ775225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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Does Information about What Things Are Influence Children's Memory for Where Things Are?
Hund, Alycia M.; Plumert, Jodie M.
Developmental Psychology, v39 n6 p939-948 Nov 2003
Two experiments examined how information about what objects are influences memory for where objects are located. Seven-, 9-, and 11-year-old children and adults learned the locations of 20 objects marked by dots on the floor of a box. The objects belonged to 4 categories. In one condition, objects belonging to the same category were located in the same quadrant of the box. In another condition, objects and locations were randomly paired. After learning, participants attempted to replace the objects without the aid of the dots. Children and adults placed the objects in the same quadrant closer together when they were related than when they were unrelated, indicating that object information led to systematic biases in location memory.
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