Memory Change in the Aged

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 13, 1998 - Psychology - 338 pages
Although there is a tremendous amount of research comparing the memory performance of younger and older adults, very few studies have followed the same older adults over time. This volume, based on the Victoria Longitudinal Study, takes a detailed approach to some of the more pressing questions regarding aging and memory. Only through the use of such longitudinal methods can one directly observe changes in memory functioning with aging. This monograph reports recent longitudinal data following the same individuals over a six-year period. The authors consider a variety of theoretical and methodological issues. This book is a valuable addition to its field and will prove helpful to researchers and professionals in the fields of gerontology, cognitive science, and developmental psychology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theoretical issues and perspectives
8
Theory and research on memory and aging
24
Method of the Victoria Longitudinal Study
52
Measurement model
84
Age cohort and period effects on cognition
105
Predicting age differences in memory
148
Crosssectional models in the VLS
175
Working Memory measures
207
Predicting age changes in memory
215
for three variables
229
Longitudinal models in the VLS
236
longitudinal data
262
Conclusions
269
Input programs
283
Author index
319

Working Memory measures
199

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