In this volume, two scholars with different but complementary interests in memory and cognitive development present a careful overview of the field of memory development from the perspective of their theory of good strategy use. In addition to treating broad topics of general interest, such as knowledge, cognitive capacity, and metamemory, the text also examines controversial issues surrounding the development of children's memory--particularly eyewitness memory. The result is a coherent statement about memory development accompanied by commentary on the study of memory development, plus applications of the theory and research in the area.
This book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and other professionals interested in child and adolescent memory.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. Memory Development Since We Wrote Last Time: Much Ado About Children's Autobiographical Memories. A Brief History of Memory Development Research. Basic Memory Capacities and Mechanisms. The Knowledge Base. Development of Encoding and Retrieval Strategies. Metamemory. Good Information Processing: A General Model, A Specific Example, and Comments on How to Do Research on the Development of Information-Processing Proficiency. Is Good Strategy Use Possible? Conclusions.
"...very impressive account of memory in children and adolescents....[The authors] provide a critical and effective overview of the recovered versus false memory debate....taken as a group, chapters 2 through 8 build nicely on each other and lead to an account of children's memory that is theory driven, scholarly, and well written."
"The value of this book lies in its exhaustive review of the hundreds of studies that have attempted to map out such processing changes, and this updated edition includes more recent research on training children to be good information processors. This book provides a detatiled review of the more traditional developmental memory research and makes a good reference text..."
—British Journal of Developmental Psychology
"The next generation of researchers will benefit from the text's historical perspective and its integration of early work in verbal learning, recent advances in understanding adult memory and methodological issues. I would not want to teach-or take-a graduate course in cognitive development or educational psychology without this book."
"This book provides a detailed review of the more traditional developmental memory research and makes a good reference text."
—British Journal oof Developmental Psychology