As in recent years, a thematic concept was selected over a general one for the 26th annual Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology. In this case the relation between memory and affect was targeted for two reasons. The first concerned the a priori theoretical relation between these content areas. The second concerned the observation that memory and affect have historically been studied as separate content areas--an unfortunate decision considering the potential of each area to inform the other. To redress this, investigators working on the relation between memory and affect were identified. Their presentations are also anchored by one or two presentations on either memory or affect. Those familiar with the broader domain of developmental psychology will readily identify this volume in the series as filling the void left by the lack of integration across domains of study.
"This fascinating collection of 11 chapters…breaks new ground on several different dimensions….Some chapters provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of a particular phenomenon. Others present exciting new data that will challenge the models which underpin our understanding of event memory."
—British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Contents: Preface. K. Nelson, Events, Narratives, Memory: What Develops? P.J. Bauer, Identifying Subsystems of Autobiographical Memory: Commentary on Nelson. R. Fivush, Emotional Content of Parent-Child Conversations About the Past. L. Hertsgaard, A. Matthews, The Ontogeny of Memory Revisited: Commentary on Nelson and Fivush. P.J. Miller, L. Hoogstra, J. Mintz, H. Fung, K. Williams, Troubles in the Garden and How They Get Resolved: A Young Child's Transformation of His Favorite Story. G.B. DeHart, Placing Affect and Narrative in Developmental and Cultural Context: Comments on Miller et al. G.M. Davies, Children's Memory for Other People: An Integrative Review. S. Penrod, The Child Witness, the Courts, and Psychological Research. M.S. Steward, Understanding Children's Memories of Medical Procedures: "He Didn't Touch Me and It Didn't Hurt!" S. Phipps-Yonas, A Case Example of Clinically Relevant Research: Commentary on Steward. I. Bretherton, From Dialogue to Internal Working Models: The Co-Construction of Self in Relationships.