Discriminating between memories: evidence for children's spontaneous elaborations.

  title={Discriminating between memories: evidence for children's spontaneous elaborations.},
  author={Mary Ann Foley and Claude Santini and M Sopasakis},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={48 1},
Children are more confused than adults about memories for what they said and what they imagined saying. The present studies examine the extent to which this confusion is related to the person subjects imagine. In Experiment 1, subjects (7, 10, and adult) said words and imagined someone (themselves, a parent, or a friend) saying other words. They were then asked to distinguish words they said from words they imagined. Performance varied with age as well as with the person subjects imagined… CONTINUE READING