Title

The Development of Temporal Metamemory

Abstract

In two studies of knowledge about the properties and processes of memory for the times of past events, 178 children from 5 through 13 years of age and 40 adults answered questions about how they would remember times on different scales, how temporal memory is affected by retention interval, and the usefulness of different methods. The adults showed quite accurate knowledge about the main properties of memory for time and the processes that underlie it. Different properties and processes were first understood at ages ranging from 8 years to 12 years or later. Knowledge of the roles of reconstruction and impressions of temporal distances appear well after children use them to remember the times of events.

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

9-1-2007

Publication Title

Child Development

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01078.x

Keywords

Collective memory, Metacognition, Reconstruction (Psychoanalysis), Impression formation (Psychology), Children, Teenagers

Language

English

Format

text

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