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

Jodi Quas and Robyn Fivush


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 emotional distress specifically in children's emerging cognitive abilities has implications for understanding 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 witnesses to violence, high ... More

Keywords: children, recall, emotional experiences, emotional distress, cognitive abilities, emotional information, witnesses, eyewitness reports, traumatic experiences

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jodi Quas, editor
University of California, Irvine

Robyn Fivush, editor
Emory University

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I Stress and Memory, Empirical Evidence

1 Remembering Negative Childhood Experiences

Yoojin Chae, Christin M. Ogle, and Gail S. Goodman

2 Children's Understanding and Remembering of Stressful Experiences

Lynne Baker-Ward, Peter A. Ornstein, and Lauren P. Starnes

3 Injuries, Emergency Rooms, and Children's Memory

Carole Peterson, and Kelly L. Warren

4 Stress and Autobiographical Memory Functioning

Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, Rebecca J. Johnson, John-Paul Legerski, and Laura A. McCloskey

II Stress, Coping, and Parent-Child Narratives

5 Coping and Memory

Bruce E. Compas, Laura K. Campbell, Kristen E. Robinson, and Erin M. Rodriguez

6 Mother-Child Emotion Dialogues

David Oppenheim, and Nina Koren-Karie

III Stress, Physiology, and Neurobiology

9 An Integrated Model of Emotional Memory

Kristen Weede Alexander, and Karen Davis O'Hara

12 Physiological Stress Responses and Children's Event Memory

Allison R. Wallin, Jodi A. Quas, and Ilona S. Yim

IV Integration and New Directions

16 Emotion and Memory in Development

Karen Salmon, and Rowena Conroy