Previous Studies

Parent Child Interactions & Source Monitoring

A recent thesis project conducted by Holly Nelson explored parental interactional styles in children’s source monitoring. Source monitoring is an important cognitive skill that allows us to be aware of where information came from, who we can trust, and how our knowledge base is developed. Mothers and their children (3-6 years old) were invited to participate in two sessions that were held through online Zoom visits. The participants were provided an opportunity to talk about memories, read a story, and play some games. With this work, we hoped to highlight important socio-linguistic processes that could impact an area of children’s cognitive development.