General Encoding of Episodic Events by Elderly Adults

  • Jan C. Rabinowitz
  • Brian P. Ackerman
Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 8)


It is almost a truism that memory in older people is much poorer than memory in younger people. These performance differences are most often found in typical laboratory experimental tasks requiring recall (and sometimes recognition) of recently experienced episodic events. The most common tasks require recall of previously studied lists of words, paired associates, or sentences. Age differences in these paradigms are often profound and occur under a wide variety of conditions (see Craik, 1977).


Target Word Young Subject Category Label Paired Associate Episodic Event 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan C. Rabinowitz
    • 1
  • Brian P. Ackerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology Erindale CollegeUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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