Sticking out and fitting in: Culture-specific predictors of 3-year-olds' autobiographical memories during joint reminiscing

Autor(en): Schroeder, Lisa
Kaertner, Joscha
Keller, Heidi
Chaudhary, Nandita
Stichwörter: AMERICAN; Autobiographical memory; AUTONOMY SUPPORT; CAMEROON; CHINESE; Cultural pathways; ELABORATION; INFANTS; MATERNAL STYLE; MOTHER-CHILD CONVERSATIONS; Mother-child reminiscing; PARTICIPATION; Psychology; Psychology, Developmental; TALKING
Erscheinungsdatum: 2012
Volumen: 35
Ausgabe: 4
Startseite: 627
Seitenende: 634
The present study investigates the relationship between mother-child interaction styles with 19 months and children's autobiographical memory with 3 years of age in two cultural contexts: New Delhi, India (n = 25) and Berlin, Germany (n = 33). Results demonstrate similarities as well as culture specificities. In both contexts, maternal elaborations during reminiscing were related to children's memory contributions. Over time, maternal support for toddlers' self-expression during free play at 19 months predicted their children's memory elaborations at 3 years in the Berlin context. In the Delhi context, toddlers' willingness to carry out their mothers' requests at 19 months predicted their memory elaborations at 3 years. These results suggest different motivational bases underlying children's autobiographical memory contributions during mother-child reminiscing related to different cultural orientations. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 01636383
DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2012.06.002

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