Lifespan Cognition

Lifespan Cognition : Mechanisms of Change

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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, and individual 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 the implications 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 more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 182 x 256 x 32mm | 938.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1 halftone, 36 line illustrations
  • 0195169530
  • 9780195169539

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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 that everyone interested in cognitive development should have (and read!)."--Michael Hogan in PsycCRITIQUESshow more

Table of contents

1. On Structure and Process in Lifespan Cognitive Development ; 2. Neural Bases of Cognitive Development ; 3. Brain Changes in Aging: A Lifespan Perspective ; 4. Four Modes of Selection ; 5. Aging and Attention ; 6. The Early Development of Executive Functions ; 7. The Aging of Executive Functions ; 8. Working Memory in Children: A Cognitive Approach ; 9. Working Memory Across the Adult Lifespan ; 10. Children's Memory Development: Remembering the Past and Preparing for the Future ; 11. Aging and Long-Term Memory: Deficits Are Not Inevitable ; 12. Development of Representation in Childhood ; 13. Representation and Aging ; 14. The Emergentist Coalition Model of Word Learning in Children Has Implications for Language in Aging ; 15. Language in Adulthood ; 16. Language Meaning and Form Disorders ; 17. Language Disorders in Aging ; 18. Patterns of Knowledge Growth and Decline ; 19. Aging of Thought ; 20. Inter- and Intra-individual Differences in Problem Solving Across the Life Span ; 21. Variability in Cognitive Aging: From Taxonomy to Theory ; 22. Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities as Competencies in Development ; 23. The Lacunae of Loss? Aging and the Differentiation of Cognitive Abilities ; 24. Cognitive Developmental Research from Lifespan Perspectives: The Challenge of Integrationshow more

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