Remembering Negative Childhood Experiences: An Attachment Theory Perspective

Yoojin Chae, Christin M. Ogle, Gail S. Goodman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

20 Scopus citations


This chapter begins with a brief overview of attachment theory. It then reviews empirical findings from various laboratories on significant relations of attachment with children's memory and suggestibility for emotional, attachment-evoking information, focusing on (1) associations between children's attachment and their memory/suggestibility for attachment-related information, and (2) associations between parents' attachment and children's memory/suggestibility for such information. The chapter considers potential mechanisms underlying the relations. It also discusses the information-processing stages (e.g., encoding, retrieval) during which the attachment effects may be operative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmotion in Memory and Development
Subtitle of host publicationBiological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199870318
ISBN (Print)9780195326932
StatePublished - May 1 2009


  • Attachment effects
  • Children
  • Information processing
  • Memory
  • Parents


Dive into the research topics of 'Remembering Negative Childhood Experiences: An Attachment Theory Perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this