Eliciting adults’ earliest memories: Does it matter how we ask the question?

@article{Jack2007ElicitingAE,
  title={Eliciting adults’ earliest memories: Does it matter how we ask the question?},
  author={Fiona Jack and H. Hayne},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={647 - 663}
}
For more than a century, psychologists have debated the age of adults’ earliest memories. To date, estimates have ranged from 2 to 6–8 years of age. In this experiment, we examined how the nature of the question used to elicit early memories influenced the age from which memories were retrieved. Young adults provided written descriptions of autobiographical memories and estimated their age at the time of each remembered event. One group was asked to report their six earliest memories. Three… Expand
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