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ERIC Number: EJ830965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
You Must Remember This: Effects of Video and Photograph Reminders on 18-Month-Olds' Event Memory
Sheffield, Ellyn G.; Hudson, Judith A.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v7 n1 p73-93 Feb 2006
The effect of video and photograph reinstatement on 18-month-olds' recall was assessed in 3 experiments. In Experiment 1, children learned to produce novel actions in a laboratory playroom, then returned 2 weeks later to either reenact the activities or watch a videotape of the actions. They were tested 10 weeks after reinstatement. Although children who had reenacted activities produced a substantial number of actions, children who watched a video presentation produced no more actions at test than children who had not watched the video. In Experiment 2, children watched a reminder video in the laboratory after 10 weeks and were tested either 15 min or 2 weeks later. Children in both groups showed evidence of reinstatement, but recall was significantly greater when testing was conducted 15 min after reinstatement. In Experiment 3, 10 weeks after training children either watched a reinstatement video or saw photographs of the event in their homes. They were tested 24 hr later in the laboratory. Effects of reinstatement were again found for video but not for photographs. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A