During the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in the study of aging-related changes in cognitive abilities. In this volume researchers from a variety of theoretical perspectives discuss adult age differences in a wide range of cognitive skills. Of special interest is the extent to which aging effects on performance are related to variations in the representation, organization, and utilization of knowledge, broadly defined. Recent research and theory in the field of aging has emphasized the need to examine such processes more closely in order to provide a more complete understanding of aging effects on cognitive behavior.
Aging and Cognition, 1st Edition
Adult Age Differences in Activity Memory: Cue and Strategy Utilization (M.P. Norris and R.L. West). The Assessment of Qualitative Age Differences in Discourse Processing (E.A.L. Stine and A. Wingfield). Aging and Schematic Influences on Memory (T.M. Hess). Metamemory in Adulthood: Differentiating Knowledge, Belief, and Behavior (C. Hertzog, R.A. Dixon and D.F. Hultsch). Cognition and Aging: A Theory of New Learning and the Use of Old Connections (D.G. MacKay and D.M. Burke). Semantic-Memory Function and Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease (R.D. Nebes). A Developmental Approach to the Study of Visual Cognition in the Elderly (M.J. Sharps). Expertise and Aging: Life in the Lab (N. Charness and E.A. Bosman). Levels of Knowledge Utilization and Visual Information Processing (W.J. Hoyer). Aging and Everyday Cognitive Abilities (S.W. Cornelius). Affect, Control, and Real World Problem Solving across the Adult Lifespan (F. Blanchard-Fields and C.J. Camp). Author Index. Subject Index.
Quotes and reviews
"...this book should be a welcome addition to the libraries of cognitive aging researchers, especially those interested in knowledge base effects on older adult cognitive functioning." --Contemporary Psychology