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Handbook of Cognitive Aging
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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© 2008 | 744 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"Provides 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."
—Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University

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