P. Devolder

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Reports on the course of memory-monitoring skills across adulthood are discrepant in conclusions and limited in scope. The purpose of this study was to build a large data base (3 samples and 7 different tasks) to assess performance awareness. Younger (19-41 years) and older (59-93 years) Ss estimated performance either before (i.e., predictions) or after(More)
The hypothesis that individual differences in performance scores increase with increasing adult age was reviewed. A meta-analysis of memory articles appearing in the Journal of Gerontology from 1985 to 1990 was conducted to examine potential age differences in within-group variabilities. There was no strong evidence in the data reported here that overall(More)
A scale measuring practical problem-solving ability in adulthood was developed in a preliminary study and demonstrated to have satisfactory psychometric properties for research purposes: there was satisfactory internal consistency, discriminant validity, and there were significant relationships between performance and a measure of subjective experience. The(More)
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