A comparative investigation of young children's recall memory proficiency in naturalistic and laboratory settings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Eugene Nida (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Garrett Lange

Abstract: The present study was designed to compare young children's recall-memory proficiency in naturalistic settings of the home and preschool classroom with their performance in the laboratory setting. The study also focused on the reliability of children's recall performance within each of these settings. Seventy-two 4-year-old children deemed by teachers to be of average intellectual and social maturity were exposed to three different but comparable sets of 12 stimulus pictures comprised of six functional (child's world) and six neutral objects. Each child was shown one picture set each day by the presenter in a testing room and then later in the day tested for recall of the object names either by the experimenter in the testing room (one day), by the child's preschool teacher in the preschool classroom (another day), or by the child's mother at home (another day). Thus, over the three testing days the children were tested for recall by three different adults, each interacting with the child in an appropriate context.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Memory in children
Psychological tests for children
Short-term memory

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