New Study on the Enduring Effects of Positive Mother-Child Interactions

From the ScienceDaily news release: “Interactions between a mother and her child have been linked to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. In a new study that examined data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of life predicted higher education in adulthood, which predicted less decline in episodic memory, or the memory of autobiographical events.”

Title: The enduring effects of mother-child interactions on episodic memory in adulthood.

In: Journal of Marriage and Family 2019; DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12569

Authors: Sharifian N, Zahodne LB.

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