The development of prospective memory in young schoolchildren: the impact of ongoing task absorption, cue salience, and cue centrality.

@article{Kliegel2013TheDO,
  title={The development of prospective memory in young schoolchildren: the impact of ongoing task absorption, cue salience, and cue centrality.},
  author={Matthias Kliegel and Caitlin E. V. Mahy and Babett Voigt and Julie D. Henry and Peter G. Rendell and Ingo Aberle},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={116 4},
  pages={792-810}
}
This study presents evidence that 9- and 10-year-old children outperform 6- and 7-year-old children on a measure of event-based prospective memory and that retrieval-based factors systematically influence performance and age differences. All experiments revealed significant age effects in prospective memory even after controlling for ongoing task performance. In addition, the provision of a less absorbing ongoing task (Experiment 1), higher cue salience (Experiment 2), and cues appearing in the… CONTINUE READING

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