The Video-Mediated recall procedure is a self-reported measure of remembered emotional responses and cognitions during a previous experience of social interaction with a close other such as one’s romantic partner or one’s child. The video-mediated recall procedure is a procedure by which parents and/or a member of a couple view a videotape of their interaction with their partner or child. While watching the video, they use a dial to rate their experienced emotion and/or cognitions moment-by-moment during the interaction task. The measure can be scored in a variety of ways depending on investigator interest. For example, previous research has scored the measure using average attributions rated over the episode, the proportion of negative to positive affect, and average child behavior during the task (see measured section below for details).
In the domain of romantic couples’ relationships:
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Text Citation: Slep, A., Heyman, R., & Lorber, M. F. (2015). Coercive process and intimate partner violence in committed relationships. In T. Dishion, & J. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford handbook of coercive relationship dynamics New York: Oxford University Press.
Text Citation: Robles, T. F., Slatcher, R. B., Trombello, J. M., & McGinn, M. M. (2014). Marital quality and health: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 140. doi:10.1037/a0031859
Text Citation: Bugental, D. B., Blue, J., & Cruzcosa, M. (1989). Perceived control over caregiving outcomes: Implications for child abuse. Developmental Psychology, 25, 532–539.
Text Citation: Lorber, M. F., & O’Leary, S. G. (2005). Mediated paths to overreactive discipline: Mothers’ experienced emotion, appraisals, and physiological responses. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73, 972–981.
Text Citation: Weis, R., & Lovejoy, M. C. (2002). Information processing in everyday life: Emotion-congruent bias in mothers’ reports of parent–child interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 216–230.
Text Citation: Repetti, R. L., Taylor, S. E., & Seeman, T. E. (2002). Risky families: Family social environments and the mental and physical health of offspring. Psychological Bulletin, 128, 330-366. doi: 10.1037//0033-2909.128.2.330
In the domain of romantic couples’ relationships:
In the domain of parent‐child relationships: Mothers’ average level of appraisals, emotion, and autonomic responses during video‐mediated recall were associated with their autonomic responses and their children’s misbehavior measured during the live interactions. Less correspondence was found when similar relations were assessed in 10‐s intervals. Additional tests supported concurrent and discriminant validity of the averaged video‐mediated recall measures. Taken together, the results suggest acceptable construct validity, but that the timing of mothers’ thoughts and feelings may differ between live interactions and video‐mediated recall (Lorber, 2007).
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Text Citation: Gottman, J. M., & Levenson, R. W. (1985). A valid procedure for obtaining self-report of affect in marital interaction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 53, 151-160.
Text Citation: Lorber, M. F. (2007). Validity of video-mediated recall procedures for mothers’ emotion and child ratings. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 520-528.
This measure has been tested in parents of toddlers. In the Lorber et al. (2007; 2016) studies included ninety-seven mothers and their 2- to 3-year-old toddlers who participated in the study in return for a 2.5-hr parenting workshop. Participants were recruited through advertisements for “mothers of toddlers” in community newspapers, flyers posted in the community, phone calls based on published birth records in a local newspaper, and a random-digit-dialing telephone procedure. The mother–toddler dyads (mean child age 31.76 months, SD 6.04 months; 48 girls) had toddlers with Externalizing factor T scores between 32 and 80 (M 55.27, SD 9.19) on the Child Behavior Checklist for 1.5- to 5-year-olds (CBCL/1.5–5; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2000). Mothers’ mean age was 35.18 years (SD 4.77 years). They had a median annual family income of $90,000 (from $11,000 to $400,000). All mothers had at least a high school education, 63 had at least some college, and 21 had graduate or professional degrees. Some toddlers had one (n 46) or more (n 21) siblings. Eighty-seven of the mothers were married, and 91 mothers self-identified themselves as Caucasian.
This measure has not been influenced yet.
This measure has not been validated yet.
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