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ERIC Number: EJ856511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1524-8372
Elaborative Talk during and after an Event: Conversational Style Influences Children's Memory Reports
Hedrick, Amy M.; Haden, Catherine A.; Ornstein, Peter A.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v10 n3 p188-209 2009
An experimental design was utilized to examine the effects of elaborative talk during and/or after an event on children's event memory reports. Sixty preschoolers were assigned randomly to one of four conditions that varied according to a researcher's use of high- or low- elaborative during- and/or post-event talk about a camping event. In a memory conversation 1 day after the event, children who were engaged in high-elaborative during-event talk and those whose memory conversation featured high-elaborative post-event talk reported more information than children in low-elaborative during- or post-event talk groups. Moreover, 3 weeks later, when a standard memory interview was conducted with all children, high-elaborative during-event talk influenced the children's memory reports. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; North Carolina; Virginia