ERIC Number: EJ778759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
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When Autobiographical Memory Begins
Howe, Mark L.; Courage, Mary L.; Edison, Shannon C.
Developmental Review, v23 n4 p471-494 Dec 2003
The authors review competing theories concerning the emergence and early development of autobiographical memory. It is argued that the differences between these accounts, although important, may be more apparent than real. The crux of these disagreements lies not in "what" processes are important, but rather, the role these different processes play in the emergence of autobiographical memory and the "temporal primacy" of these controlling variables. These differences are explored theoretically and then extant as well as new data are brought to bear on these issues. What emerges is a new, more inclusive, multifactorial framework that integrates the controlling variables from diverse perspectives providing a more complete account of the beginnings of autobiographical memory.
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