Stress, Trauma, and Children's Memory Development: Neurobiological, Cognitive, Clinical, and Legal Perspectives

Stress, Trauma, and Children's Memory Development: Neurobiological, Cognitive, Clinical, and Legal Perspectives

by Mark L. Howe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019530845X

ISBN-13: 9780195308457

Pub. Date: 04/10/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Few questions in psychology have generated as much debate as those concerning the impact of childhood trauma on memory. A lack of scientific research to constrain theory has helped fuel arguments about whether childhood trauma leads to deficits that result in conditions such as false memory or lost memory, and whether neurohormonal changes that are correlated with

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Few questions in psychology have generated as much debate as those concerning the impact of childhood trauma on memory. A lack of scientific research to constrain theory has helped fuel arguments about whether childhood trauma leads to deficits that result in conditions such as false memory or lost memory, and whether neurohormonal changes that are correlated with childhood trauma can be associated with changes in memory. Scientists have also struggled with more theoretical concerns, such as how to conceptualize and measure distress and other negative emotions in terms of, for example, discrete emotions, physiological response, and observer ratings. To answer these questions, Mark L. Howe, Gail Goodman, and Dante Cicchetti have brought together the most current and innovative neurobiological, cognitive, clinical, and legal research on stress and memory development. This research examines the effects of early stressful and traumatic experiences on the development of memory in childhood, and elucidates how early trauma is related to other measures of cognitive and clinical functioning in childhood. It also goes beyond childhood to both explore the long-term impact of stressful and traumatic experiences on the entire course of "normal" memory development, and determine the longevity of trauma memories that are formed early in life. Stress, Trauma, and Children's Memory Development will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in early experience, childhood trauma, and memory research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195308457
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     vii
Prologue: Turning Science into Practice   Mark L. Howe   Gail S. Goodman   Dante Cicchetti     1
Neurobiological Perspectives
The Neurobiology of Trauma and Memory in Children   J. Douglas Bremner     11
Trajectories of Neurobehavioral Development: The Clinical Neuroscience of Child Abuse   Carryl P. Navalta   Akemi Tomoda   Martin H. Teicher     50
Maltreatment, Event-Related Potentials, and Memory   Dante Cicchetti   W. John Curtis     83
Cognitive Perspectives
Trauma and Autobiographical Memory Functioning: Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Family Violence   Andrea F. Greenhoot   Sarah L. Bunnell   Jennifer S. Curtis   Alisa Miller Beyer     139
Accuracy and Specificity of Autobiographical Memory in Childhood Trauma Victims: Developmental Considerations   Christin M. Ogle   Stephanie D. Block   LaTonya S. Harris   Michelle Culver   Else-Marie Augusti   Susan Timmer   Anthony Urquiza   Gail S. Goodman     171
Talking About Twisters: How Mothers and Children Converse About a Devastating Tornado   Patricia J. Bauer   Melissa M. Burch   Dana L. Van Abbema   Jennifer K. Ackil     204
Children's Memory for Stressful Events: Exploring the Role of Discrete Emotions   Elizabeth L. Davis   Jodi A. Quas   Linda J. Levine     236
Clinical and Legal Perspectives
Pursuing "the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth": Forensic Interviews with Child Victims or Witnesses of Abuse   Deirdre Brown   Michael E. Lamb   Margaret-Ellen Pipe   Yael Orbach     267
Developmental Trends in Spontaneous False Memory, with Implications for the Law   Charles J. Brainerd   Valerie F. Reyna     302
Translating Research on Children's Memory and Trauma into Practice: Clinical and Forensic Implications   Sheree L. Toth   Kristin Valentino     363
Author Index     401
Subject Index     417

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