Title

Children's Memory For The Duration Of A Paediatric Consultation

Abstract

To learn about children's ability to estimate the duration of an event many days after it occurred, 6-12-year-old children were asked to judge the amount of time (range 5-45 minutes) they spent in the treatment room as part of a paediatric visit. Judgements were made 1 week or 1 month after the visit occurred. Children showed an average error of about 13 minutes. Retention interval did not significantly affect estimates. Other judgements of the length of the interview itself (mean length 8 minutes) provided what may be the first data on children's ability to make immediate retrospective duration estimates. The results also include information about children's capacity to judge how long ago they visited the clinic. Copyright

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date

5-1-2010

Publication Title

Applied Cognitive Psychology

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1002/acp.1571

Keywords

Developmental changes, Time perception, Attention, Details, Events, Psychology, experimental

Language

English

Format

text

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