The development of memory in childhood

David J. La Rooy, Lindsay C. Malloy, Michael E. Lamb

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10 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren's testimony
Subtitle of host publicationa handbook of psychological research and forensic practice
EditorsMichael E. Lamb, David J. La Rooy, Lindsay C. Malloy, Carmit Katz
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781119998495
ISBN (Print)9780470686782, 9780470686775
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Publication series

NameWiley Series in the Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law


  • Child witnesses
  • Interviewing in law practice
  • Memory
  • Memory development in childhood
  • Information, basic memory processes - best-practice guidelines
  • ‘eyewitness memory’, ‘event memory’ - and ‘autobiographical memory’ and ‘episodicmemory’
  • Research on other kinds of memory - and memory processes
  • Development of memory
  • Implications of findings - for interviewers
  • Older children's memory - measured directly
  • Memory changes over time – or reminiscence
  • Reconstructive nature of memory and suggestibility
  • Two ways of remembering - free recall versus recognition

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