Enhancement of 4-year-old children's memory span for phonologically similar and dissimilar word lists.

@article{Cowan1991EnhancementO4,
  title={Enhancement of 4-year-old children's memory span for phonologically similar and dissimilar word lists.},
  author={Nelson Cowan and J. Scott Saults and Carrie L. Winterowd and M Sherk},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={
          30-52
        }
}
Previous research suggests that preschool children are deficient in rehearsal and that stimulus list repetitions can improve their recall, presumably by substituting for the products of rehearsal. However, the previous research included interitem or postlist retention intervals of several seconds or more. We examined the utility of list repetitions with reference to an ordinary span task in which spoken words were presented 1 s apart for immediate recall. Lists with phonologically similar… CONTINUE READING