Aging and Cognition: Knowledge Organization and Utilization

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T.M. Hess
Elsevier, Oct 9, 1990 - Medical - 512 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Cue and Strategy Utilization
1
CHChapter 2 The Assessment of Qualitative Age Differences in Discourse Processing
33
CHChapter 3 Aging and Schematic Influences on Memory
93
Differentiating Knowledge Belief and Behavior
161
A Theory of New Learning and the Use of Old Connections
213
CHChapter 6 SemanticMemory Function and Dysfunction in Alzheimers Disease
265
CHChapter 7 A Developmental Approach to the Study of Visual Cognition in the Elderly
297
Life in the Lab
343
CHChapter 9 Levels of Knowledge Utilization and Visual Information Processing
387
CHChapter 10 Aging and Everyday Cognitive Abilities
411
CHChapter 11 Affect Control and Real World Problem Solving across the Adult Lifespan
461
IDXIndex
499
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