ERIC Number: EJ775659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 41
The Development of Temporal Metamemory
Friedman, William J.
Child Development, v78 n5 p1472-1491 Sep-Oct 2007
In two studies of knowledge about the properties and processes of memory for the times of past events, 178 children from 5 through 13 years of age and 40 adults answered questions about how they would remember times on different scales, how temporal memory is affected by retention interval, and the usefulness of different methods. The adults showed quite accurate knowledge about the main properties of memory for time and the processes that underlie it. Different properties and processes were first understood at ages ranging from 8 years to 12 years or later. Knowledge of the roles of reconstruction and impressions of temporal distances appear well after children use them to remember the times of events.
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Memory, Children, Adults, Brain, Age Differences, Cognitive Processes, Time, Knowledge Level, Child Development
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