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ERIC Number: EJ883387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
The Dynamics of Free Recall and Their Relation to Rehearsal between 8 and 10 Years of Age
Lehmann, Martin; Hasselhorn, Marcus
Child Development, v81 n3 p1006-1020 May-Jun 2010
The present study longitudinally examined changes in recall in children between the ages of 8 and 10 years. Given the increasingly sophisticated use of memory strategies during this developmental period, correspondences between study and recall dynamics were of particular interest. Seventy-six children performed free-recall tasks on 5 occasions over a 2-year period. Video and audio analyses revealed that children tended to recall items successively from nearby serial positions. This so-called lag-recency effect was particularly pronounced when items from nearby serial positions were conjunctly rehearsed during study. Implications for understanding study-recall correspondences are discussed in relation to other developmental changes of this period including memory capacity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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