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Stress, Trauma, and Children's Memory Development: Neurobiological, cognitive, clinical and legal perspectives

Mark L. Howe, Gail S. Goodman, and Dante Cicchetti


Few questions in psychology have generated as much debate as those concerning the impact of childhood trauma on memory. A lack of scientific research to constrain theory has helped fuel arguments about whether childhood trauma leads to deficits that result in conditions, such as false memory or lost memory, and whether neurohormonal changes that are correlated with childhood trauma can be associated with changes in memory. Scientists have also struggled with more theoretical concerns, such as how to conceptualize and measure distress and other negative emotions in terms of, for example, discre ... More

Keywords: childhood trauma, false memory, lost memory, neurohormonal changes, distress, stress, traumatic experiences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195308457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308457.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark L. Howe, editor
Lancaster University
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Gail S. Goodman, editor
University of California, Davis

Dante Cicchetti, editor
University of Minnesota

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Front Matter


Mark L. Howe, Gail S. Goodman, and Dante Cicchetti

Part I Neurobiological Perspectives

2 Trajectories of Neurobehavioral Development

Carryl P. Navalta, Akemi Tomoda, and Martin H. Teicher

3 Maltreatment, Event-Related Potentials, and Memory

Dante Cicchetti, and W. John Curtis

Part II Cognitive Perspectives

4 Trauma and Autobiographical Memory Functioning

Andrea F. Greenhoot, Sarah L. Bunnell, Jennifer S. Curtis, and Alisa Miller Beyer

5 Accuracy and Specificity of Autobiographical Memory in Childhood Trauma Victims

Christin M. Ogle, Stephanie D. Block, Latonya S. Harris, Michelle Culver, Else-Marie Augusti, Susan Timmer, Anthony Urquiza, and Gail S. Goodman

6 Talking About Twisters

Patricia J. Bauer, Melissa M. Burch, Dana L. Van Abbema, and Jennifer K. Ackil

7 Children’s Memory for Stressful Events

Elizabeth L. Davis, Jodi A. Quas, and Linda J. Levine

Part III Clinical and Legal Perspectives

8 Pursuing “the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth”

Deirdre Brown, Michael E. Lamb, Margaret-Ellen Pipe, and Yael Orbach