Major Issues in Cognitive Aging

Hardcover | February 10, 2010

byTimothy A. Salthouse

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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 thanaddressing 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 andcognition 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.

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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 thanaddressing more broad, general, and important questio...

Timothy A. Salthouse is the Brown-Forman Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195372158

ISBN - 13:9780195372151

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Preface1. Relations between age and cognitive functioning2. Within-person and across-time comparisons3. Approaches to investigating cognitive aging4. Mediators and moderators of cognitive aging5. Normal and pathological cognitive aging6. Practical consequences and potential interventionsChapter NotesReferences

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"...a gold mine for research ideas and would be an excellent textbook for any graduate course dealing with cognitive aging and a valuable supplement for courses focusing on methodological issues in adult development and aging." --Neil Charness, Professor, Psychology Department and Pepper Institute on Aging, Florida State University