Memory Development Between 2 and 20

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This book surveys the major issues in memory development between the ages of 2 and 20. It provides coverage of the most important advances in understanding memory development, beginning with work at the turn of the century by German experimental psychologists and moving to the perspectives motivating research in the 1980's. The review details the ways in which short-term memory, strategy use, metamemory, and nonstrategic knowledge combine to determine memory. Memory Development Between 2 and 20 provides a ...

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Overview

This book surveys the major issues in memory development between the ages of 2 and 20. It provides coverage of the most important advances in understanding memory development, beginning with work at the turn of the century by German experimental psychologists and moving to the perspectives motivating research in the 1980's. The review details the ways in which short-term memory, strategy use, metamemory, and nonstrategic knowledge combine to determine memory. Memory Development Between 2 and 20 provides a concise, critical, and readable summary of the burgeoning research on children's memory.

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Coverage of advances in the field beginning with work at the turn of the century by German experimental psychologists and moving to perspectives motivating research in the 80's. Contains 53 pages of references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387974767
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/28/1990
  • Series: Springer Series in Cognitive Development
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Series Preface.- Preface.- A Brief History of Memory Development Research.- Capacity.- Development of Encoding and Retrieval Strategies.- The Knowledge Base.- Metamemory.- Good Strategy Use: A General Model, A Specific Example, and Comments on How To Do Research on the Development of Strategy Proficiency.- Is Good Strategy Use Possible?.- Conclusion.- References and Bibliography.- Author Index.- Subject Index.

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