Aging and Cognition: Mental Processes, Self-Awareness and by Eugene A. Lovelace

By Eugene A. Lovelace

Provided during this quantity is a dialogue of present literature and theoretical matters in terms of 3 elements of late-life age-related cognitive swap. to begin with, facts concerning getting older and the elemental psychological tactics of realization, motor keep watch over, reminiscence, language, problem-solving, and intelligence are provided. Secondly, the position of non-public features corresponding to character and self-efficacy within the getting older of cognitive functionality are built, in addition to self-awareness of cognitive tactics and age alterations within the tracking of those procedures. Thirdly, attention is given to the research of interventions to hold up or remediate the cognitive declines of getting older.

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Another reason for this interest is in the fact that the frequency judgment task has been the prototypal one for testing the existence of and characteristics of automatic encoding processes, Failure to substantiate the absence of adult age difference in frequency memory proficiency would strike a severe blow to automaticity theory, at least of the kind proposed by Hasher and Zacks (1979). Because of the pivotal role played by frequency-of-occurrence memory in determining the existence of truly automatic processes that are unaltered by aging, our review and analysis of research on frequency judgments will be more extensive and detailed than our review and analysis of research on other noncontent attributes.

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