Childrens Memory for the Duration of a Paediatric Consultation
2010 (English)In: APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, ISSN 0888-4080, Vol. 24, no 4, 545-556 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To learn about childrens ability to estimate the duration of an event many days after it occurred, 6-12-year-old children were asked to judge the amount of time (range 5-45 minutes) they spent in the treatment room as part of a paediatric visit. Judgements were made 1 week or 1 month after the visit occurred. Children showed an average error of about 13 minutes. Retention interval did not significantly affect estimates. Other judgements of the length of the interview itself (mean length 8 minutes) provided what may be the first data on childrens ability to make immediate retrospective duration estimates. The results also include information about childrens capacity to judge how long ago they visited the clinic.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley and Sons, Ltd , 2010. Vol. 24, no 4, 545-556 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-56542DOI: 10.1002/acp.1571ISI: 000277325900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-56542DiVA: diva2:320041