Using the highly influential working memory framework as a guide, this textbook provides a clear comparison of the memory development of typically developing children with that of atypical children. The emphasis on explaining methodology throughout the book gives students a real understanding about the way experiments are carried out and how to critically evaluate experimental research.

The Working Memory Model

The working memory model

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of the original and revised versions of the ‘working memory model’ (Baddeley, 1986, 2000, 2007; Baddeley & Hitch, 1974). This has been a dominant model of memory in recent decades and represents a key approach to understanding the development of memory in children with and without developmental disorders. Once you have read this chapter, you should be able to: (1) describe each of the four components of ...

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