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    I need to write a summary on these articles, but not sure what instructor is truly looking for. She provided the following instructions. I have to summarize TWO articles.

    What to submit: A typed summary describing the studies in the Froese article. Do NOT include an outline.
    Note: Prior to completing this assignment, you should review the following:
    • Summarizing a Journal Article from an Outline
    You should summarize both studies (Study 1 and 2) of the Froese, Carpenter, Inman, Schooley, Barnes, Brecht, and Chacon (2012) article and follow the format of the sample provided. Remember that your summary should be in your own words. As you work on this assignment, it might help to do the following to make sure you earn the highest score possible:

    Instead, it should be in black, 12-point, Times New Roman font.

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    Article Summaries: Topics in Psychology

    Ceci, S. & Bronfenbrenner, U. (1985). "Don't Forget to Take the Cupcakes out of the Oven: Prospective Memory, Strategic Time-Monitoring, and Context," from Child Development, Vol. 56 No. 1, pp. 152-164. The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. URL: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ314259

    The article by Ceci and Bronfenbrenner (1985) is a highly cited research report on prospective memory that has remained a landmark study since its publication. They look into the strategies teens aged 10 and 14 employ when taking up tasks that demand the use of prospective memory. In the experiment that they devised, the subjects were given instructions and made to wait for 30 minutes and then made to do the task based on the instructions. The researchers hypothesized that children employ processes to recall information, and that efficiency increases by age. Additionally, they also hypothesized that settings affecting familiarity make a difference in terms of confidence over time monitoring tasks as well as efficiency. They had 2 settings - a laboratory and the homes of their subjects. They also observed whether or not gender impacts prospective memory in relation to tasks and time-keeping.

    The researchers investigated the subject by designing an experiment using the settings of home of and a laboratory. There were 96 children in total. There were 2 types of tasks - baking cupcakes or charging a motor battery. Gender-wise, the distribution of boys and girls at each group were even. There were also no significant economic differences between all participants. All participants were tested individually. Distractions - activities like video games were also provided. But each wore a wristwatch which gave them the ability to check the time - an essential element in checking time. They ...

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