Children's Testimony: A Review of Research on Memory for Past Experiences

  title={Children's Testimony: A Review of Research on Memory for Past Experiences},
  author={Betty N. Gordon and Lynne Baker-Ward and Peter A. Ornstein},
  journal={Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review},
This review of children's testimony focuses on research related to memory for past experiences. The aspects of the memory system that are involved in testimony are discussed and the development of autobiographical memory is examined. Relevant research findings are summarized in the context of an information-processing model of memory and the implications of this work for clinical practice are outlined. We conclude that (1) under certain conditions, even very young children can remember and… Expand

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