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Aging and Cognitive Processes

  • F. I. M. Craik
  • Sandra Trehub

Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. D. R. Crapper McLachlan
    Pages 23-27
  3. Diana S. Woodruff
    Pages 29-53
  4. Patrick M. A. Rabbitt
    Pages 79-98
  5. Marion Perlmutter, David B. Mitchell
    Pages 127-144
  6. Jan C. Rabinowitz, Brian P. Ackerman
    Pages 145-154
  7. Nancy C. Waugh, Robin A. Barr
    Pages 183-190
  8. Fergus I. M. Craik, Mark Byrd
    Pages 191-211
  9. Mary W. Laurence, A. John Arrowood
    Pages 213-220
  10. David Arenberg
    Pages 221-235
  11. Roy Lachman, Janet L. Lachman, Don W. Taylor
    Pages 279-308
  12. David Schonfield
    Pages 309-316
  13. Irene M. Hulicka
    Pages 331-351
  14. Paul B. Baltes, Sherry L. Willis
    Pages 353-389
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 391-396

About this book

Introduction

For a variety of reasons, there has been an explosion of interest in research on aging over the past few years. The reasons include an awareness that a large and growing proportion of our popUlation is over 65 and that research findings can contribute to their health, satisfaction, and efficiency as members of society; the fact that funding agencies have endorsed the need for more research effort in the area by setting up special programs; and also the fact that researchers themselves are turning more to practical problems as many theoretical issues (in experimen­ tal psychology at least) seem to remain as intractable as ever. Thus, at present there is widespread interest in aging, but there is also a lack of knowledge as to what has already been accomplished in the area, what the theoretical issues are, and what factors contribute to the methodological and practical difficulties. The time is propitious for meetings of experts in various aspects of the aging process, both to discuss among themselves latest advances in the field and also to inte­ grate known information for researchers and practitioners. In the summer of 1980 we organized such a meeting as the 10th annual psychology symposium to be held at the Erindale Campus of the University of Toronto. The topic chosen was Aging and Cognitive Processes, and the edited contributions to the symposium form the chapters of the present book.

Keywords

Training assessment attention dementia efficiency epidemiology funding information intelligence intervention knowledge memory psychology research university

Editors and affiliations

  • F. I. M. Craik
    • 1
  • Sandra Trehub
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoMississaugaCanada

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