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.

Working Memory and Typical Development: Part 1

Working memory and typical development: Part 1

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should have an understanding of the working memory account of memory development in typically developing children. You should understand that this model was designed to describe the mechanisms underlying the development of phonological short-term memory in particular (the phonological loop component of the working memory model). You should also have a critical understanding of seven key problems with this account; and the research that has led to important modifications to the model.


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