Learning and Cognition in Later Life

Learning and Cognition in Later Life

by Frank J. Glendenning
     
 

Within the last decade there have been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of older adults. This understanding has been enhanced by findings from longitudinal studies which are now becoming available. These findings demonstrate the gains that have been made in research.… See more details below

Overview

Within the last decade there have been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of older adults. This understanding has been enhanced by findings from longitudinal studies which are now becoming available. These findings demonstrate the gains that have been made in research. In the past, inappropriately conceived studies have led to the perpetuation of myths and stereotypes about the intellectual development of older people. Special attention is paid in this book to changing perceptions of ageing and intelligence, learning aptitude, memory and intelligence testing. The important topic of ageing and wisdom is also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857422634
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Studies in Educational Gerontology
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 6.30(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Changing perspectives on ageing and intelligence3
2Problems with the assessment of intellectual change in elderly people22
3Ageing and wisdom43
4Memory changes in older people74
5Learning aptitude in later life95
6Some concluding comments114
Bibliography123
Index142

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