Introduction: What's New on the Development of Memory in Infants and Children? The Development of Infant Memory. Memory Development in Toddlers. The Development of Children's Memory for Recurring Events. Implicit Memory in Childhood: Reassessing Developmental Invariance. The Cognitive Neuroscience of the Development of Memory. The Development of Memory Strategies. The Genesis and Development of Autobiographical Memory. Memory Development: Stress, Emotion, and Memory. Memory Development and the Forensic Context. Sociocultural Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory. The Development of Working Memory in Childhood. Working Memory in Infants and Toddlers. Developments in the Study of the Development of Memory.
Mary Courage (Ph.D. Memorial University, Canada, 1985) is Professor of Psychology with a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics) at Memorial University. Her work on the early development of vision, attention, and memory has been published in many academic journals, and is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. She co-edited a special issue of Developmental Review on early memory development in 2004. Nelson Cowan (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1980) is Curators' Professor at the University of Missouri. His work focusing on short-term working memory and its relation to selective attention in children and adults has been published in various academic journals and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1984. He has served as Associate Editor for three journals in experimental psychology.
"Describing a wealth of empirical evidence, this volume provides a comprehensive, authoritative and very up to date account of research into children's memory." - Jackie Andrade, Professor of Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK "This edited volume presents a balanced, up-to-date account of memory development from infancy through childhood. Each chapter focuses on a currently-active area of research, ranging from the crib to the courtroom, from cognitive neuroscience to sociocultural influences. Both researchers and students will find the book clear and readable." - Patricia H. Miller, Professor and Department Head of Psychology University of Georgia, USA "The editors have assembled outstanding chapters from leading researchers on all aspects of the study of memory development. There is added value because all of the chapters address practical concerns as well as theoretical issues. Because of the importance of memory development, these reviews of cutting edge research will benefit all teachers and researchers in child development." -- Rachel Keen, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, USA