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Everyday cognition in adulthood and late life

Author: Leonard W Poon; David C Rubin; Barbara A Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors present relevant data that open up new directions for those studying cognitive aging.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard W Poon; David C Rubin; Barbara A Wilson
ISBN: 0521428602 9780521428606 0521371481 9780521371483
OCLC Number: 25750163
Description: xii, 708 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Adult Cognitive Abilities in the Laboratory and in Real-life Settings: Basic Theoretical and Methodological Issues --
1. Introduction to Part I: the how, when and why of studying everyday cognition / David C. Rubin --
Part I. Systematic Approaches to Laboratory and Real-world Research: --
2. Representative design and the quality of generalization / Lewis Petrinovich --
3. The myth of external validity / Douglas G. Mook --
4. Functional explanations of memory / Darryl Bruce --
5. General systems theory: a rationale for the study of everyday memory / Jan D. Sinnott --
Part Ib. Combining Laboratory and Real-world Research: --
6. The laboratory and ecology: supplementary sources of data for memory research / Harry P. Bahrick --
7. Issues of regularity and control: confessions of a regularity freak / David C. Rubin --
8. Finding the bloody horse / Alan Baddeley --
9. Some bad and some good reasons for studying memory and cognition in the wild Thomas K. Landauer / Part II. Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life: Findings in Real-life Settings: --
10. Introduction to Part II: What do we know about the aging of cognitive abilities in everyday life? / Leonard W. Poon --
Part II. Everyday Cognitive Abilities: --
11. Memory for prose: perspectives on the reader / Joellen T. Hartley --
12. Prose processing in adulthood: the text, the reader and the task / Bonnie J. F. Meyer and G. Elizabeth Rice --
13. Speech comprehension and memory through adulthood: the roles of time and strategy / Elizabeth Lotz Stine, Arthur Wingfield and Leonard W. Poon --
14. The effects of aging on perceived and generated memories / Gillian Cohen and Dorothy Faulkner --
15. Aging and word retrieval: naturalistic, clinical and laboratory data / Nancy L. Bowles, Loraine K. Obler and Leonard W. Poon --
16. Acquisition and utilization of spatial information by elderly adults: implications for day-to-day situations / Kathleen C. Kirasic --
17. Inner-city decay? Age changes in structure and process in recall of familiar topographical information / Patrick Rabbitt --
18. The cognitive ecology of problem solving / Alan A. Hartley --
19. Everyday problem solving: methodological issues, research findings and a model / Nancy Wadsworth Denney --
20. Prospective /intentional memory and aging: memory as adaptive action / Jan D. Sinnott --
Part II. Concomitant Influences: --
21. Motivation and aging Lawrence / C. Perlmuter and Richard A. Monty --
22. Questionnaire research on metamemory and aging: issues of structure and function / Roger A. Dixon --
23. The importance of awareness in memory aging / John C. Cavanaugh --
24. Age and expertise: responding to Talland's challenge / Neil Charness --
25. World-knowledge systems / Cameron J. Camp --
26. Comments on aging memory and its everyday operations / Donald H. Kausler --
Part III. Cognitive Enhancement and Aging: Clinical and Educational Applications: --
27. Introduction to Part III: approaches to practical applications / Barbara A. Wilson and Leonard W. Poon --
Part III. Issues and Perspectives: --
28. Varieties of memory compensation by older adults in episodic remembering / Lars Bekman --
29. Improvement with cognitive training: which old dogs learn what tricks? / Sherry L. Willis --
Part III. Enhancement Approaches: --
30. Planning practical memory training for the aged / Robin L. West --
31. Mnemonics as modified for use by the elderly / Jerome A. Yesavage, Danielle Lapp and Javaid I. Sheikh --
Part Iiic. Designing Programs for Cognitive Rehabilitation: --
32. Designing memory-therapy programs / Barbara A. Wilson --
33. Management of memory problems in a hospital setting / Nadina B. Lincoln --
34. Home-based cognitive rehabilitation with the elderly / Nicholas J. Moffat --
35. Memory retraining: everyday needs and future prospects / Herbert F. Crovitz.
Responsibility: edited by Leonard W. Poon, David C. Rubin, Barbara A. Wilson.

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"...a useful interim report on a very active area of research in the broad field of cognitive psychology." Timothy A. Salthouse, Science "...an impressive contribution." American Scientist

 
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