Emotion in Memory and Development: Biological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations

Hardcover | September 4, 2009

EditorJodi A. Quas, Robyn Fivush

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The question of how well children recall and can discuss emotional experiences is one with numerous theoretical and applied implications. Theoretically, the role of emotions generally and emtional distress specifically in children's emerging cognitive abilities has implications forunderstanding how children attend to and process information, how children react to emotional information, and how that information affects their development and functioning over time. Practically speaking, increasing numbers of children have been involved in legal settings as victims or witnessesto violence, highlighting the need to determine the extent to which children's eyewitness reports of traumatic experiences are accurate and complete. In clinical contexts, the ability to narrate emotional events is emerging as a significant predictor of psychological outcomes. How children learn todescribe emotional experiences and the extent to which they can do so coherently thus has important implications for clinical interventions.

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The question of how well children recall and can discuss emotional experiences is one with numerous theoretical and applied implications. Theoretically, the role of emotions generally and emtional distress specifically in children's emerging cognitive abilities has implications forunderstanding how children attend to and process inform...

Jodi A. Quas is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on memory development and children's involveme...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:September 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. Stress and Memory, Empirical Evidence1. Yoojin Chae, Christin M. Ogle, and Gail S. Goodman: Remembering Traumatic Childhood Experiences: An Attachment Theory Perspective2. Lynne Baker-Ward, Peter A. Ornstein, and Lauren P. Starnes: Children's Understanding and Remembering of Stressful Experiences3. Carole Peterson and Kelly L. Warren: Injuries, Emergency Rooms, and Children's Memory: Factors Contributing to Individual Differences4. Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, Rebecca J. Johnson, John-Paul Legerski, and Laura A. McCloskey: Stress and Autobiographical Memory FunctioningII. Stress, Coping, and Parent-Child Narratives5. Bruce E. Compas, Laura K. Campbell, Kristen E. Robinson, and Erin M. Rodriguez: Coping and Memory: Automatic and Controlled Processes in Adaptation to Stress6. David Oppenheim and Nina Koren-Karie: Mother-child Emotion Dialogues: A Window into the Psychological Secure Base7. Deborah Laible and Tia Panfile: Mother-child Reminiscing in the Context of Secure Attachment Relationships: Lessons in Understanding and Coping with Negative Emotions8. Jessica McDermott Sales: Creating a Context for Children's Memory: The Importance of Parental Attachment Status, Coping, and Narrative Skill for Co-Constructing Meaning Following Stressful ExperiencesIII. Stress, Physiology, and Neurobiology9. Kristen Weede Alexander and Karen Davis O'Hara: An Integrated Model of Emotional Memory: Dynamic Transactions in Development10. Kristen L. Wiik and Megan R. Gunnar: Development and Social Regulation of Stress Neurobiology in Human Development: Implications for the Study of Traumatic Memories11. Leslie J. Carver and Annette Cluver: Stress Effects on the Brain System Underlying Explicit Memory12. Allison R. Wallin, Jodi A. Quas, and Ilona S. Yim: Physiological Stress Responses and Children's Event MemoryIV. Integration and New Directions13. Robyn Fivush: Co-constructing Memories and Meaning over Time14. Ross A. Thompson: Relationships, Stress, and Memory15. Patricia J. Bauer: Complications Abound, and Why that's a Good Thing16. Karen Salmon and Rowena Conroy: Emotion and Memory in Development: Clinical and Forensic Implications