The Structure Of Memory Development Essay

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The Structure of Memory

The evolution of Psychological theory has expanded substantially since the days of Freud, Jung, and Erikson with consideration to the process and path of development of memory in children. Advances in the sciences have allowed researchers to expand our understanding of memory as the traditional psychoanalysts provide insight into the psychological and social influences that shape human development. Researchers have been able to pinpoint the ages at which certain aspects of memory advancement by directing their attention on the cognitive variables influencing memory in children.
Researchers have also been able to resolve what variables impact positive memory advancements and which factors may contribute to arrested memory development.
In this paper, recent research on the course and trajectory of memory development in children is considered in an effort to explain how theories of memory development have evolved in addition to classical perspectives of analyst from past are reviewed.
The psychoanalyst Freud (2003) had his own understanding of the nature and operation of memory when he described memory as a “system of notation” that is one of the critical cognitive functions of human beings (p. 69). Sigmund Freud believed that memories begin to collect even before the conscious tasks of cognition are being achieved. Also, that the retrieval of these memories from infancy and childhood, salvaged during the development of psychoanalysis, would lend an…

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