Adult Information Processing
Limits on Loss
- William Hoyer, Syracuse University
- John Cerella, VA Outpatient Clinic
- John Rybash, Hamilton College
- Michael Commons, Harvard Medical School
This book aims to reverse the bias shown in research literature concerning the decline of information processing abilities with age. Twenty chapters identify areas of limited or no decline in cognitive functioning with respect to rate of information processing, attentional capacity, object perception, word perception, language comprehension, learning, memory, and problem-solving. These findings attest to the imbalance of previous published research, presenting a fairer portrayal of the aged mind.
Students and researchers in cognitive sciences and psychology as well as in gerontology, neuropsychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, counseling, education, psycholinguistics, and neurosciences.