Cognitive Limitations in Aging and Psychopathology

Cognitive Limitations in Aging and Psychopathology

by Randall W. Engle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521541956

ISBN-13: 9780521541954

Pub. Date: 08/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examining the major progress made in recent psychological science in understanding the cognitive control of thought, emotion, and behavior, this book reveals what happens when that control is diminished as a result of aging, depression, developmental disabilities, or psychopathology. Each chapter reports the most recent research by a leading researcher on the…  See more details below

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Examining the major progress made in recent psychological science in understanding the cognitive control of thought, emotion, and behavior, this book reveals what happens when that control is diminished as a result of aging, depression, developmental disabilities, or psychopathology. Each chapter reports the most recent research by a leading researcher on the international stage. Topics include the effects on thought, emotion, and behavior by limitations in working memory, cognitive control, attention, inhibition, and reasoning processes. The explicit objective of the volume is to facilitate inter-disciplinary research and training.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521541954
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1Cognitive limitations in aging and psychopathology : an introduction and a brief tutorial to research methods1
2Working memory capacity in hot and cold cognition19
3Age differences and individual differences in cognitive functions44
4Stress and working memory : between-person and within-person relationships73
5The aging of cognitive control : studies of conflict processing, goal neglect, and error monitoring97
6Cognitive control and schizophrenia : psychological and neural mechanisms122
7Aging and varieties of cognitive control : a review of meta-analyses on resistance to interference, coordination, and task switching, and an experimental exploration of age-sensitivity in the newly identified process of focus switching160
8An ecological approach to studying aging and dual-task performance190
9Cognitive performance after preexposure to uncontrollability and in a depressive state : going with a simpler "plan B"219
10The nature of attentional bias in human anxiety249
11Inhibition, rumination, and mood regulation in depression275
12Aging and inhibitory processes in memory, attentional, and motor tasks313
13Impairments of memory and reasoning in patients with neuropsychiatric illness : disruptions of dynamic cognitive binding?346
14Generative reasoning as influenced by depression, aging, stereotype threat, and prejudice377

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