Scientific article

The development of prospective memory in children: An executive framework

Published inDevelopmental Review, vol. 34, no. 4, p. 305-326
Publication date2014

Prospective memory (PM), the ability to remember to carry out one's intentions in the future, is critical for children's daily functioning and their ability to become independent from caregivers. This review assesses the current state of research on children's prospective memory. Using an executive functioning framework the literature can be organized into studies examining four factors that influence PM. We discuss studies that have manipulated the nature of the intention, the content or length of the retention interval, the nature of the ongoing task, and the nature of the PM cue. Further, we propose a model that attempts to account for the development of PM across childhood based on advances in executive control. Finally, we suggest promising future directions for research.

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MAHY, Caitlin, MOSES, Louis J., KLIEGEL, Matthias. The development of prospective memory in children: An executive framework. In: Developmental Review, 2014, vol. 34, n° 4, p. 305–326. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2014.08.001
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