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3rd Edition

The Development of Memory in Infancy and Childhood

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ISBN 9780367860370
May 17, 2022 Forthcoming by Psychology Press
440 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Development of Memory in Infancy and Childhood provides a thorough update and expansion of the previous edition and offers new research on significant themes and ideas that have emerged in the past decade such as the cognitive neuroscience of memory development, autobiographical memory and infantile amnesia, and the cognitive and social factors that underlie memory for events.

In this volume, Courage and Cowan bring together leading international experts to review the current state of the science of memory development in their own research areas. They note questions of theory and basic science addressed in their research, highlight the real-world applications of those findings, and propose an agenda for future research. The book also considers the implications of their work for the development of atypical children: specifically, how these new findings might be adapted to enrich the lives of those children and to inform and validate our current expectations of individual differences in the development of typical children. The first of three groups of chapters focus on basic neurobiological, perceptual, and cognitive processes that underlie memory and its development (i.e., encoding, consolidation and storage, retrieval). The second group focuses primarily on the social, contextual, and cultural factors that enable, shape, and mediate these basic processes, while the rest of the chapters focus on practical applications of this knowledge to real-world settings and issues.

The book provides a new look at memory development. Including new topics such as spatial representation and spatial working, prospective memory, false memories, and memory and culture, this classic yet contemporary volume will appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate students of developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as to developmental psychologists who want a compendium of key topics in memory development.

Table of Contents

1. A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to the Study of Memory

Tracy Riggins and Patricia J. Bauer

2. The Development of Infant Memory

Kimberly Cuevas and Kelsey Davinson

3. Representational Flexibility in Infants and Young Children

Harlene Hayne and Rachel Barr

4. Infant and Toddler Working Memory

Martha Ann Bell, Jennifer J. Phillips, and Madeleine D. Bruce

5. Working Memory Development in Childhood

Nelson Cowan

6. The Development of Working Memory and Spatial Representation: How are They Related?

David H. Uttal and Jose Sotelo

7. The Development of Prospective Memory during Childhood

Caitlin E. V. Mahy

8. The Development of Semantic Memory: The Role of Memory Strategies and Metacognition

Claudia M. Roebers

9. Implicit Memory in Children: Moving Beyond Developmental Invariance

Yingying Yang and Edward C. Merrill

10. Autobiographical Memory: Early Onset and Developmental Course

Mary L. Courage and Mark L. Howe

11. Sociocultural Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory

Robyn Fivush

12. Memory Development from Infancy to Early Childhood: Cross-cultural Perspectives

Thorsten Kolling

13. Children’s Memory Development: Emotion, Distress, and Trauma

Kyndra C. Cleveland, Yuerui Wu, Dana Hartman, Lily F. Brown, & Gail S. Goodman

14. Memory Development and the Forensic Context

Deirdre A. Brown

15. The Counterintuitive Course of False Memory Development During Childhood

Mark L. Howe and Henry Otgaar

16. Reflections and Future Directions

Patricia H. Miller

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Mary Courage (Ph.D. Memorial University, Canada, 1985) is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology and has held cross-appointments to the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics) at Memorial University. Her work on the early development of vision, attention, and memory has been published in many academic journals, and has been funded consistently by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. She co-edited three special issues of Developmental Review on early memory development in 2004, on the impact of video on toddlers in 2010, and on multitasking in 2015.

Nelson Cowan (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1980) is Curators' Distinguished Professor at the University of Missouri. His work focusing on short-term working memory and its relation to selective attention in children and adults has been published in various academic journals and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1984. He has served as Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Associate Editor for three journals in experimental psychology.