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Cordon, Ingrid M.; Melinder, Annika M. D.; Goodman, Gail S.; Edelstein, Robin S. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2013
Two studies were conducted to examine theoretical questions about children's and adults' memory for emotional visual stimuli. In Study 1, 7- to 9-year-olds and adults (N = 172) participated in the initial creation of the Developmental Affective Photo System (DAPS). Ratings of emotional valence, arousal, and complexity were obtained. In Study 2,…
Descriptors: Children, Recognition (Psychology), Visual Stimuli, Adults
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Eisen, Mitchell L.; Qin, Jianjian; Goodman, Gail S.; Davis, Suzanne L. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 2002
This study assessed 3- to 17-year-olds' memory and suggestibility in the context of ongoing child maltreatment investigations. Results from 189 subjects indicated that general psychopathology, short-term memory, and intellectual ability predicted facets of children's memory performance. Older compared to young children evinced fewer memory errors…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Arousal Patterns, Child Abuse, Children
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Berg, W. Keith – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1972
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Auditory Stimuli, Heart Rate, Infants
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Colombo, John; Frick, Janet E.; Gorman, Sheila A. – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1997
Examined possibility that arousability as manifested in sensitization contributes to individual differences in infants' attentional profiles. Sensitization tended to occur more frequently with more complex than with less complex checkerboards. Infants showing sensitization looked longer and did not habituate as readily as infants who showed no…
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Attention, Difficulty Level, Habituation
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Baumeister, Alfred A.; Kistler, Doris – Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 1975
This study attempted to determine if white noise (an arousing stimulus), when presented at the time of recall, facilitates performance of second and fifth grade students, and if this effect generalizes across different kinds of learning tasks. Findings indicate that white noise produces improvements in performance in both age groups. (GO)
Descriptors: Arousal Patterns, Auditory Stimuli, Elementary School Students, Memory