Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Hofer, Scott M. and Alwin, Duane F.
Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Single-User Purchase Price: $231.00
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ISBN: 978-1-4129-4105-1
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 91
Book Status: Available
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The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Laura L. Carstensen
  • Preface
  • PART I. Introduction
  • 1. Opportunities and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Research - Duane F. Alwin and Scott M. Hofer
  • PART II. Integrative Theoretical Perspectives
  • 2. Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Cognitive Aging: An Individual-Differences Perspective - Christopher Hertzog
  • 3. Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging: Measurement and Modeling With Mixtures of Psychological and Biological Variables - Keith F. Widaman
  • 4. Population Processes and Cognitive Aging - Duane F. Alwin, Ryan J. McCammon, Linda A. Wray, and Willard L. Rodgers
  • 5. Consequences of the Ergodic Theorems for Classical Test Theory, Factor Analysis, and the Analysis of Developmental Processes - Peter C. M. Molenaar
  • 6. The Missing Person: Some Limitations in the Contemporary Study of Cognitive Aging - Dale Dannefer and Robin Shura Patterson
  • PART III. Dimensions of Cognitive Aging
  • 7. Challenges in Attention: Measures, Methods, and Applications - Joan M. McDowd and Lesa Hoffman
  • 8. Everything We Know About Aging and Response Times: A Meta-Analytic Integration - Paul Verhaeghen and John Cerella
  • 9. Age-Related Changes in Memory: Experimental Approaches - Susan R. Old and Moshe Naveh-Benjamin
  • 10. Prospective Memory and Aging: Old Issues and New Questions - Mark A. McDaniel and Gilles O. Einstein
  • 11. Dimensions of Cognitive Aging: Executive Function and Verbal Fluency - Susan Kemper and Joan M. McDowd
  • 12. Executive Function in Cognitive, Neuropsychological, and Clinical Aging - Mary A. Luszcz and Anna P. Lane
  • 13. Everyday Problem Solving in Context - Cynthia A. Berg
  • 14. Individual Differences in Verbal Learning in Old Age - Daniel Zimprich, Philippe Rast, and Mike Martin
  • 15. Expertise and Knowledge - Neil Charness and Ralf T. Krampe
  • PART IV. Biological Indicators and Health-Related Processes
  • 16. Integrating Health Into Cognitive Aging Research and Theory: Quo Vadis? - Avron Spiro III and Christopher B. Brady
  • 17. Cognitive Change as Conditional on Age Heterogeneity in Onset of Mortality-Related Processes and Repeated Testing Effects - Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Scott M. Hofer, Linda B. Hassing, and Boo Johansson
  • 18. Neurological Factors in Cognitive Aging - Robert S. Wilson
  • 19. Imaging Aging: Present and Future - Scott M. Hayes and Roberto Cabeza
  • 20. Cognitive Aging and Functional Biomarkers: What Do We Know, and Where to From Here?- Kaarin Anstey
  • 21. Assessing the Relationship of Cognitive Aging and Processes of Dementia - Gwenith G. Fisher, Brenda L. Plassman, Steven G. Heeringa, and Kenneth M. Langa
  • PART V. Historical Processes and Cultural Differences
  • 22. Developing a Cultural Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging - Denise C. Park
  • 23. Historical Processes and Patterns of Cognitive Aging - K. Warner Schaie
  • 24. Minority Populations and Cognitive Aging - Keith Whitfield and Adrienne Aiken Morgan
  • 25. Race, Culture, Education, and Cognitive Test Performance Among Older Adults - Jennifer J. Manly
  • 26. Social Structure and Cognitive Change - Duane F. Alwin
  • PART VI. Longitudinal Measurement and Analysis
  • 27. Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging: Collaborative Research Networks, Meta-Analysis, and Optimizing Future Studies - Andrea M. Piccinin and Scott M. Hofer
  • 28. Time-Based and Process-Based Approaches to Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Martin Sliwinski and Jacqueline Mogle
  • 29. Considerations for Sampling Time in Research on Aging: Examples From Research on Stress and Cognition - Shevaun D. Neupert, Robert S. Stawski, and David M. Almeida
  • 30. Cognitive Testing in Large-Scale Surveys: Assessment by Telephone - Margie E. Lachman and Patricia A. Tun
  • 31. Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive Function - Misha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Tamara Hayes, Jeffrey Kaye, Eric Dishman, Katherine Wild, and Devin Williams
  • PART VII. Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging
  • 32. Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging - Gerald E. McClearn and David A. Blizard
  • 33. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Cognitive Change - Chandra A. Reynolds
  • 34. Does Participation in Cognitive Activities Buffer Age-Related Cognitive Decline? - Brent J. Small and Cathy L. McEvoy
  • 35. The Added Value of an Applied Perspective in Cognitive Gerontology - Matthias Kliegel, Peter Rendell, and Mareike Altgassen
  • 36. Social Resources and Cognitive Function in Older Persons - Lisa L. Barnes, Kathleen A. Cagney, and Carlos F. Mendes de Leon
  • 37. Social Context and Cognition - Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Michelle Horhota, and Andrew Mienaltowski
  • 38. Dyadic Cognition in Old Age: Paradigms, Findings, and Directions - Mike Martin and Melanie Wight
  • 39. Midlife Cognition: The Association of Personality With Cognition and Risk of Cognitive Impairment - Sherry L. Willis and Julie Blaskewicz Boron
  • PART VIII. Future Directions for Research on Cognitive Aging
  • 40. The Future of Cognitive Aging Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Integrative Science - Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors