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Loyola University Chicago

Children's Memory and Learning

Research Projects


We study the development of memory over the preschool years, and the important role of parent-child conversational interactions for children’s learning and remembering. In recent research in our laboratory, we have trained parents to use “elaborative” conversational techniques that involve the use of language to focus children’s attention and to increase understanding of events in ways that our previous research indicates should influence what gets into memory and, in turn, enhance what is recalled. Other work focuses on styles of conversation that are most effective in fostering understanding and the retention and extension of information encountered in a museum setting.


Children's Memory Study
Department of Psychology
1000 W. Sheridan Road
121 Coffey Hall
Chicago, IL 60660

Phone: 773.508.8226
Lab: 773.508.8707
Fax: 773.508.8713

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