Abstraction and Aging

A Social Psychological Analysis

  • Jason S. Lee

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

About this book


Abstraction is one facet of intellectual functioning. The study of abstraction allows extremely valuable insights into human intelligence. While this monograph indicates that the ability to think abstractly declines slightly with age, there are a number of variables determining abstract thinking and its relation to intelligence over the life-span. This monograph defines abstraction from all angles of thought, contrasting it with high-order thinking and stereotyped thinking; it discusses and evaluates tests of abstract thinking; and it presents new findings in sociological and psychological research on abstraction.


Action Stereotyp communication education growth intelligence personality sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jason S. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97433-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8485-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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