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ERIC Number: EJ828061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Talking about Twisters: Relations between Mothers' and Children's Contributions to Conversations about a Devastating Tornado
Bauer, Patricia J.; Burch, Melissa M.; Van Abbema, Dana L.; Ackil, Jennifer K.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v8 n4 p371-399 Oct 2007
Mother-child dyads who experienced a devastating tornado talked about the storm and about two affectively more positive or neutral events at each of two time points: 4 months and 10 months after the storm. The conversations were analyzed to determine whether mothers and/or children's contributions differed as a function of event type and whether there were concurrent and/or cross-lagged relations between mothers and children's contributions to the conversations. For both members of the dyads, contributions were similar (and correlated) across event types. Maternal narrative style related to children's levels of participation and to the amount of unique information the children contributed to the conversations, both concurrently and over time; cross-lagged relations were more robust for the tornado relative to the nontornado related events. The implications of the patterns for socialization models of autobiographical memory development are discussed. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota