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Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

By: Scott M. Hofer (editor), Duane Francis Alwin (editor)Paperback

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oProvides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level.oe uDonna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University oThe emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field.oe uDeb McGinnis, Oakland University 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. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chaptersaExamines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future researchaHighlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

About Author

Scott M. Hofer is Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Director, Psychosocial Core, Center for Healthy Aging Research at the Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Southern California in 1994 and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Manchester and the Center for Developmental and Health Genetics at the Pennsylvania State University. His research examines the role of aging and health on changes in cognitive functioning, in interaction with demographic and psychosocial influences, and on statistical analysis and design issues for understanding developmental and aging processes. He collaborates with national and international researchers on longitudinal studies on aging and is associate investigator on research networks in Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. He is currently leading the development of an international collaborative network for the Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging (IALSA). Duane F. Alwin is Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professor in Sociology, Demography, and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University, where he is affiliated with the Population Research Institute, the Survey Research Center, and the Gerontology Center. Prior to moving to Penn State, Alwin held an appointment for 23 years in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. The focus of his research and teaching includes survey methodology, families and children, socio-economic inequalities and health disparities, aging and the life course, and the linkages between processes of individual development, history and social change.


Foreword - Laura L. CarstensenPreface - Duane F. Alwin and Scott M. Hofer PART I. IntroductionChapter 1. Opportunities and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Research - Duane F. Alwin and Scott M. HoferPART II. Integrative Theoretical PerspectivesChapter 2. Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Cognitive Aging: An Individual-Differences Perspective - Christopher HertzogChapter 3. Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging: Measurement and Modeling With Mixtures of Psychological and Biological Variables - Keith F. WidamanChapter 4. Population Processes and Cognitive Aging - Duane F. Alwin, Ryan J. McCammon, Linda A. Wray, and Willard L. Rodgers5. Consequences of the Ergodic Theorems for Classical Test Theory, Factor Analysis, and the Analysis of Developmental Processes - Peter C. M. MolenaarChapter 6. The Missing Person: Some Limitations in the Contemporary Study 6. The Missing Person: Some Limitations in the Contemporary Study - Dale Dannefer and Robin S. PattersonPART III. Dimensions of Cognitive AgingChapter 7. Challenges in Attention: Measures, Methods, and Applications - Joan M. McDowd and Lesa HoffmanChapter 8. Everything We Know About Aging and Response Times: A Meta-Analytic Integration - Paul Verhaeghen and John CerellaChapter 9. Age-Related Changes in Memory: Experimental Approaches - Susan R. Old and Moshe Naveh-BenjaminChapter 10. Prospective Memory and Aging: Old Issues and New Questions - Mark A. McDaniel and Gilles O. EinsteinChapter 11. Dimensions of Cognitive Aging: Executive Function and Verbal Fluency - Susan Kemper and Joan M. McDowdChapter 12. Executive Function in Cognitive, Neuropsychological, and Clinical Aging - Mary A. Luszcz and Anna P. LaneChapter 13. Everyday Problem Solving in Context - Cynthia A. BergChapter 14. Individual Differences in Verbal Learning in Old Age - Daniel Zimprich, Philippe Rast, and Mike MartinChapter 15. Expertise and Knowledge - Neil Charness and Ralf T. KrampePART IV. Biological Indicators and Health-Related ProcessesChapter 16. Integrating Health Into Cognitive Aging Research and Theory: Quo Vadis? - Avron Spiro III and Christopher B. BradyChapter 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 JohanssonChapter 18. Neurological Factors in Cognitive Aging - Robert S. WilsonChapter 19. Imaging Aging: Present and Future - Scott M. Hayes and Roberto CabezaChapter 20. Cognitive Aging and Functional Biomarkers: What Do We Know, and Where to From Here? - Kaarin AnsteyChapter 21. Assessing the Relationship of Cognitive Aging and Processes of Dementia - Gwenith G. Fisher, Brenda L. Plassman, Steven G. Heeringa, and Kenneth M. LangaPART V. Historical Processes and Cultural DifferencesChapter 22. Developing a Cultural Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging - Denise C. ParkChapter 23. Historical Processes and Patterns of Cognitive Aging - K. Warner SchaieChapter 24. Minority Populations and Cognitive Aging - Keith Whitfield and Adrienne Aiken-MorganChapter 25. Race, Culture, Education, and Test Performance Cognitive/Among Older Adults - Jennifer J. ManlyChapter 26. Social Structure and Cognitive Change - Duane F. AlwinPART VI. Longitudinal Measurement and AnalysisChapter 27. Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging: Collaborative Research Networks, Meta-Analysis, and Optimizing Future Studies - Andrea M. Piccinin and Scott M. HoferChapter 28. Time-Based and Process-Based Approaches to Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Martin Sliwinski and Jacqueline MogleChapter 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. AlmeidaChapter 30. Cognitive Testing in Large-Scale Surveys: Assessment by Telephone - Margie E. Lachman and Patricia A. TunChapter 31. Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive Function - Misha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Tamara Hayes, Jeffrey Kaye, Eric Dishman, Katherine Wild, and Devin WilliamsPART VII. Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive AgingChapter 32. Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging - Gerald E. McClearn and David A. BlizardChapter 33. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Cognitive Change - Chandra A. ReynoldsChapter 34. Does Participation in Cognitive Activities Buffer Age-Related Cognitive Decline? - Brent J. Small and Cathy L. McEvoyCognitive Measurement in the Health and Retirement Study - Robert Willis, Gwenith Fisher, John McArdleChapter 35. The Added Value of an Applied Perspective in Cognitive Gerontology - Matthias Kliegel, Peter Rendell, and Mareike AltgassenChapter 36. Social Resources and Cognitive Function in Older Persons - Lisa L. Barnes, Kathleen A. Cagney, and Carlos F. Mendes de LeonChapter 37. Social Context and Cognition - Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Michelle Horhota, and Andrew MienaltowskiChapter 38. Dyadic Cognition in Old Age: Paradigms, Findings, and Directions - Mike Martin and Melanie WightChapter 39. Midlife Cognition: The Association of Personality With Cognition and Risk of Cognitive Impairment - Sherry L. Willis and Julie Blaskewicz BoronPART VIII. Future Directions for Research on Cognitive AgingChapter 40. The Future of Cognitive Aging Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Integrative Science - Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. AlwinAuthor IndexSubject IndexAbout the EditorsAbout the ContributorsChapterChapterChapterChapter

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  • Number Of Pages: 744
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