This book is directed at scholars and advanced students interested in understanding memory and cognitive functioning in later life. It reviews theoretical and methodological issues related to this topic, and presents analyses of data from the Victoria Longitudinal Study. The study is designed to observe changes in memory functioning over time. Particular attention is devoted to the question of why some older adults show more change in memory performance than others.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical issues and perspectives; 3. Theory and research on memory and aging; 4. Method of the Victoria Longitudinal Study; 5. Measurement model and methodological analysis; 6. Age, cohort, and period effects on cognition; 7. Predicting age differences in memory; 8. Cross-sectional models in the VLS; 9. Predicting age changes in memory; 10. Longitudinal models in the VLS; 11. Conclusions; Appendix; References; Author index; Subject index.