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Lifespan Cognition

Edited by Ellen Bialystok and Fergus I. M. Craik

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195169539
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847204 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169539.001.0001
Lifespan Cognition

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This book 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 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 offers a lifespan approach to cognition by experts in the individual facts of cognitive functioning from either the developmental or the aging perspective.

Keywords: cognitive development; cognitive aging; cognitive functions; attention; executive functioning; memory; working memory; representations; problem solving; decline

Book.  410 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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