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“It is refreshing to see a book such as this which is both broad in its conceptualization of the field of child research and deep in its focus. The volume's editors are paragons of awareness when it comes to the need for interdisciplinary research and theory to illuminate the lives and experience of children.”
– James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago
“Covers a satisfying and unprecedentedly wide range of research relating to childhood. The contributors include many eminent international scholars of childhood, making the book a valuable resource for child researchers. Child advocates will also find the book to be invaluable in their efforts to improve children's well-being, and to change policies and practices for the better.”
– Anne Smith, University of Otago
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Chapter 29: Infants and Young Children as Sources of Information About Their Own Lives: Methodology and Findings
Infants and Young Children as Sources of Information About Their Own Lives: Methodology and Findings
Infants and Young Children as Sources of Information About Their Own Lives
The ability to share the past with others is a uniquely human ability. To the best of our knowledge, no other species recounts the past. As humans, we share information about things that happened to us days, years, and sometimes decades earlier. We tell stories about our lives in an attempt to educate and entertain and to let the important people in our lives learn something about who we are. We also use the record of our past to gain clues about what might happen ...