ERIC Number: EJ661588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
The Role of Attachment and Cognitive Inhibition in Children's Memory and Suggestibility for a Stressful Event.
Alexander, Kristen Weede; Goodman, Gail S.; Scharf, Jennifer M.; Edelstein, Robin S.; Quas, Jodi A.; Shaver, Phillip R.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v83 n4 p262-90 Dec 2002
This study interviewed 51 children, ages 3 to 7, about an inoculation after an approximate 2-week delay. Responses indicated a relationship between parents' attachment avoidance and children's distress during the inoculation. Parental attachment anxiety and the interaction between parental avoidance and children's stress predicted children's memory for the inoculation. Cognitive inhibition also predicted memory errors and suggestibility. Findings pose theoretical implications for children's eyewitness memory and suggestibility. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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