Originally published in 1995, within the previous decade there had been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of older adults. This understanding had been enhanced by findings from longitudinal studies which were now becoming available. These findings demonstrated the gains that had been made in research. In the past, inappropriately conceived studies have led to the perpetuation of myths and stereotypes about the intellectual development of older people. Special attention is paid in this book to changing perceptions of ageing and intelligence, learning aptitude, memory and intelligence testing. The important topic of ageing and wisdom is also discussed.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction Frank Glendenning and Ian Stuart-Hamilton 1. Changing Perspectives on Ageing and Intelligence Frank Glendenning 2. Problems with the Assessment of Intellectual Change in Elderly People Ian Stuart-Hamilton 3. Ageing and Wisdom Peter Shea 4. Memory Changes in Older People Carol Holland 5. Learning Aptitude in Later Life Lorraine McDonald 6. Some Concluding Comments Ian Stuart-Hamilton. Bibliography. Index