Major issues in cognitive aging / Timothy A. Salthouse.

Author
Salthouse, Timothy A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description
ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
"In recent years the field of cognitive aging has flourished and expanded into many different disciplines. It is probably, therefore, inevitable that some of the research has become very narrow, primarily focused on "counting and classifying the wrinkles of aged behavior," rather than addressing more broad, general, and important questions. Timothy Salthouse's main goal in this book is to try to identify some of the major phenomena in the field of cognitive aging, and discuss issues relevant to the investigation and interpretation of them. He does not attempt to provide a comprehensive survey of the research literature on aging and cognition because many excellent reviews are available in edited handbooks. His principal aim is rather to stimulate readers to think about the big questions in cognitive aging research, and how they might best be answered."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
  • Relations between age and cognitive functioning
  • Within-person and across-time comparisons
  • Approaches to investigating cognitive aging
  • Mediators and moderators of cognitive aging
  • Normal and pathological cognitive aging in late adulthood
  • Practical consequences and potential interventions.
ISBN
  • 9780195372151 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0195372158 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2009016487
OCLC
320350955
Other standard number
  • 99937139036
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