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1st Edition

Cognitive Aging
A Primer

ISBN 9780863776922
Published November 1, 1999 by Psychology Press
312 Pages

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Book Description

As our society ages, the topic of cognitive aging is becoming increasingly important. This volume provides an accessible overview of how the cognitive system changes as a function of normal aging.

Building on the successful first edition, this volume provide an even more comprehensive coverage of the major issues affecting memory, attention, language, speech and other aspects of cognitive functioning. The essential chapters from the first edition have been thoroughly revised and updated and new chapters have been introduced which draw in neuroscience studies and more applied topics. In addition, contributors were encouraged to ensure their chapters are accessible to students studying the topic for the first time. This therefore makes the volume appealing as a textbook on senior undergraduate and graduate courses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Behavioral & Brain Mechanisms: New Challenges for a Cognitive Psychology of Aging. Denise Park, University of Illinois. Chapter 2. Attention and Aging. Wendy Rogers, Georgia Institute of Technology. Chapter 3. The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, University of Michigan. Chapter 4. Executive Function.Timothy Salthouse, University of Virginia. Chapter 5. Age-Related Changes in Human Memory.Fergus Craik, The University of Toronto. Chapter 6. Autobiographical Memory and Aging. David Rubin, Duke University. Chapter 7. Prospective Memory. Gil Einstein, Furman University & Mark McDaniel, Washington University. Chapter 8. Memory Training. Art Kramer, University of Illinois. Chapter 9. Longitudinal Studies of Memory. Roger Dixon, University of Alberta. Higher Order Cognitive Function. Chapter 10. Processing of Speech: Perception and Comprehension. Art Wingfield, Brandeis University. Chapter 11. Message Production and Comprehension. Susan Kemper, University of Kansas. Chapter 12 Aging, Circadian Arousal Patterns and Cognition. Carolyn Yoon, University of Michigan. Chapter 13. Social Cognition and Aging. Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Georgia Institute of Technology. Chapter 14. Aging and Wisdom. Paul Baltes, Max Planck Institute - Berlin. Chapter 15. Aging, Culture, and Cognition. Angela Gutchess, University of Michigan. Chapter 16. Cognitive Aging and Everyday Life. Denise Park, University of Illinois. Chapter 17. Cognition, Aging, and Self-reports. Norbert Schwarz, University of Michigan.. Chapter 18. Judgment and Decision-Making across the Adult Life Span. Alan Sanfey, University of Arizona & Reid Hastie, University of Chicago

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