Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect

Aging and Cognitive Processes

Editors: Craik, Fergus (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Neuroanatomical and Clinical Neuropsychological Changes in Aging and Senile Dementia

    Petit, Ted L.

    Pages 1-21

  • Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Crapper McLachlan, D. R.

    Pages 23-27

  • Advances in the Psychophysiology of Aging

    Woodruff, Diana S.

    Pages 29-53

  • A Neuropsychological Approach to Perception and Memory in Normal and Pathological Aging

    Moscovitch, Morris

    Pages 55-78

  • How Do Old People Know What to Do Next?

    Rabbitt, Patrick M. A.

    Pages 79-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aging and Cognitive Processes
Editors
  • Fergus Craik
Series Title
Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-4178-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-4178-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-4180-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 396
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