Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms Of Change

Hardcover | March 30, 2006

EditorEllen Bialystok, Fergus I. M. Craik

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This volume creates a bridge across cognitive development and cognitive aging. Pairs of researchers study the rise and fall of specific cognitive functions, such as attention, executive functioning, memory, working memory, representations, language, problem solving, intelligence, andindividual differences to find ways in which the study of development and decline converge on common processes and mechanisms. The contributed chapters are framed by an introduction that sets out the problems to be discussed and a conclusion that extracts the common themes and speculates on theimplications for theory building. The book is unique in offering a lifespan approach to cognition by experts in the individual facts of cognitive functioning from either the developmental or the aging perspective.

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This volume creates a bridge across cognitive development and cognitive aging. Pairs of researchers study the rise and fall of specific cognitive functions, such as attention, executive functioning, memory, working memory, representations, language, problem solving, intelligence, andindividual differences to find ways in which the stu...

Ellen Bialystok is at York University, Toronto. Fergus I. M. Craik is at Rotman Research Institute, Toronto.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.09 × 11.1 × 0.91 inPublished:March 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Fergus I.M. Craik and Ellen Bialystock: Introduction2. Margot J. Taylor: Neural Bases of Cognitive Development3. Randy Buckner, Denise Head, and Cindy Lustig: Brain Changes in Aging: A Lifespan Perspective4. Jim Enns and Lana Trick: Four Modes of Selection5. Art Kramer and Jutta Kray: Aging and Attention6. Adele Diamond: The Early Development of Executive Functions7. Karen Daniels, Jeffrey Toth, and Larry Jacoby: The aging of executive functions8. Graham J. Hitch: Working Memory in Children: A Cognitive Approach9. Denise C. Park and Doris Payer: Working Memory across the Adult Lifespan10. Peter A. Ornstein, Catherine A. Haden, and Holger B. Elischberger: Children's Memory Development: Remembering the Past and Preparing for the Future11. Rose T. Zacks and Lynn Hasher: Aging and Long-Term Memory: Deficits Are Not Inevitable12. Katherine Nelson: Development of Representation in Childhood13. Deborah M. Burke: Representation and Aging14. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek: The Emergentist Coalition Model of Word Learning in Children Has Implications for Language in Aging15. Susan Kemper: Language in Adulthood16. Maureen Dennis: Language Meaning and Form Disorders17. David Caplan and Gloria Waters: Language Disorders in Aging18. Frank Keil: Patterns of Knowledge Growth and Decline19. Timothy A. Salthouse: Aging of Thought20. Robert S. Siegler: Inter- and Intra-individual Differences in Problem Solving Across the Life Span21. Ulman Lindenberger and Timo von Oertzen: Variability in Cognitive Aging: From Taxonomy to Theory22. Damian P. Birney and Robert J. Sternbert: Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities as Competencies in Development23. Patrick Rabbitt and Mike Anderson: The lacunae of loss? Aging and the differentiation of cognitive abilities24. Shu-Chen Li and Paul B. Baltes: Cognitive Developmental Research from Lifespan Perspectives - The Challenge of Integration.

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"Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms of Change is a truly exciting book. The quality of each contribution is outstanding, the recognition of need for synthesis is commendable, and the exception effort of thinkers in the area to achieve integrated complexity is truly gratifying. It is a book thateveryone interested in cognitive development should have (and read!)."--Michael Hogan in PsycCRITIQUES