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Emotion in Memory and DevelopmentBiological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations$
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Jodi Quas and Robyn Fivush

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326932

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326932.001.0001

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Creating a Context for Children's Memory

Creating a Context for Children's Memory

The Importance of Parental Attachment Status, Coping, and Narrative Skill for Co-Constructing Meaning Following Stressful Experiences

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(p.196) 8 Creating a Context for Children's Memory
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Emotion in Memory and Development
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Jessica McDermott Sales

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326932.003.0008

This chapter explores how parent-child conversations about past stressful events may facilitate children's meaning-making following stressful events. It presents findings demonstrating the importance of meaning-making for psychological well-being in the aftermath of stressors. It also explores two factors that contribute to differences in parents' ability to scaffold elaborative and emotionally integrated co-constructed narratives of past stressful events with their children: their attachment status and coping ability.

Keywords:   parental scaffolding, parent, child, conversations, stressful events, meaning-making process

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