Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms of Change / Edition 1

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Overview


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 perspective.
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Editorial Reviews

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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 PsycCRITIQUES

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195169539
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

York University, Toronto

Rotman Research Institute, Toronto

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Fergus I.M. Craik & Ellen Bialystock
2. Neural Bases of Cognitive Development, Margot J. Taylor
3. Brain Changes in Aging: A Lifespan Perspective, Randy Buckner, Denise Head, & Cindy Lustig
4. Four Modes of Selection, Jim Enns & Lana Trick
5. Aging and Attention, Art Kramer & Jutta Kray
6. The Early Development of Executive Functions, Adele Diamond
7. The aging of executive functions, Karen Daniels, Jeffrey Toth, & Larry Jacoby
8. Working Memory in Children: A Cognitive Approach, Graham J. Hitch
9. Working Memory across the Adult Lifespan, Denise C. Park & Doris Payer
10. Children's Memory Development: Remembering the Past and Preparing for the Future, Peter A. Ornstein, Catherine A. Haden, & Holger B. Elischberger
11. Aging and Long-Term Memory: Deficits Are Not Inevitable, Rose T. Zacks & Lynn Hasher
12. Development of Representation in Childhood, Katherine Nelson
13. Representation and Aging, Deborah M. Burke
14. The Emergentist Coalition Model of Word Learning in Children Has Implications for Language in Aging, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
15. Language in Adulthood, Susan Kemper
16. Language Meaning and Form Disorders, Maureen Dennis
17. Language Disorders in Aging, David Caplan & Gloria Waters
18. Patterns of Knowledge Growth and Decline, Frank Keil
19. Aging of Thought, Timothy A. Salthouse
20. Inter- and Intra-individual Differences in Problem Solving Across the Life Span, Robert S. Siegler
21. Variability in Cognitive Aging: From Taxonomy to Theory, Ulman Lindenberger & Timo von Oertzen
22. Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities as Competencies in Development, Damian P. Birney & Robert J. Sternbert
23. The lacunae of loss? Aging and the differentiation of cognitive abilities, Patrick Rabbitt & Mike Anderson
24. Cognitive Developmental Research from Lifespan Perspectives - The Challenge of Integration., Shu-Chen Li & Paul B. Baltes

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