Cognitive Aging A Primer

ISBN-10: 0863776922
ISBN-13: 9780863776922
Edition: 2000
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Description: This primer provides a comprehensive overview of how the cognitive system changes as a function of normal aging, as well as what areas of cognitive function are more resistant to age changes.

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List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

This primer provides a comprehensive overview of how the cognitive system changes as a function of normal aging, as well as what areas of cognitive function are more resistant to age changes.

List of contributors
Preface
Basic mechanisms
The basic mechanisms accounting for age-related decline in cognitive function
Overview of findings from the cognitive aging literature
Mechanisms of cognitive aging
Summary
References
Concepts and mechanisms of gains in cognitive aging
The idea of gains
Conceptualizing gains and losses
Complementary perspectives
Treatments of gains and losses issue
Conceptualizing gains in the context of losses
Conclusion
References
Pressing issues in cognitive aging
Process
Product
Process times product
Conclusion
References
Attention and memory
Attention and aging
Varieties of attention
A general theory of age-related attention differences
Summary of age-related differences in attention
Future directions in attention research
Practical applications
References
Age-related changes in human memory
Types of memory
Procedural memory
The perceptual representational system
Primary memory and working memory
Episodic memory
Semantic memory
Conclusion
References
Cognitive neuropsychology of the aging brain
Brain structure and the effects of age
Right hemisphere aging
Aging and the neuropsychology of long-term memory
Frontal contributions to working memory, executive functions, and aging
Age-related changes in interhemispheric interactions
Closing remarks
References
Metamemory from a social-cognitive perspective
Theory and research on metamemory
Interfaces between metamemory and social cognition
Future directions
References
Autobiographical memory and aging
Memories from the recent past
Memories from early childhood
Memories from the remainder of the life span
Memories for public events and general knowledge
References
Aging, circadian arousal patterns, and cognition
Age differences in morningness-eveningness tendencies
Changes in cognitive performance across the day
Conclusion
Notes
References
Language and speech
Speech perception and the comprehension of spoken language in adult aging
The perception of speech
Speech comprehension and working memory
Sensory and cognitive change in adult aging
Does slowing speech help?
Conclusion
References
Aging and message production and comprehension
Changes in message production by older adults
Changes in message comprehension by older adults
Changes in message production and comprehension due to Alzheimer's disease
Changes in message production to older adults
Conclusion
References
Applications
Cognitive aging and every day life
Health
Driving
Work
Summary
References
Cognition, aging, and self-reports
Respondents' tasks
Answering questions about behaviors
Answering attitude questions
Conclusion
References
Judgment and decision making across the adult life span: A tutorial review of psychological research
Basic judgment and decision-making tasks
Conclusion
References
Author index
Subject index

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