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ERIC Number: EJ884325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Narrative as a Window to the Inner Mental World of Young Children: Attachment Representations, Affect and Memory
Priddis, Lynn E.; Howieson, Noel D.
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v8 n2 p161-174 2010
This article describes a procedure which has proven useful in facilitating narratives about experience of everyday family situations in order to provide insights into the inner world of children around five-seven years. The Windows to Attachment in Young Children (WAYC) consists of the procedure itself and scoring frameworks through which the narrative is analysed. Reports from three studies demonstrate its success in generating rich narrative accounts from Australian children. A system for coding attachment representations shows promise. A system for coding quality of recall of episodic experience has enabled research into the relationship between children's memory and parent-child communication. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia