Learning and cognition in later life
Frank Glendenning, Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Arena, Dec 1, 1995 - Education - 144 pages
Within the last decade there have been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of older adults. Special attention is paid in this book to changing perceptions of ageing and intelligence, learning aptitude, memory and intelligence testing.
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