Aging and prospective memory: examining the influences of self-initiated retrieval processes.

@article{Einstein1995AgingAP,
  title={Aging and prospective memory: examining the influences of self-initiated retrieval processes.},
  author={Gilles O. Einstein and Mark A. McDaniel and Sandra L Richardson and Melissa J. Guynn and A R Cunfer},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={996-1007}
}
Past research has frequently failed to find age differences in prospective memory. This article tested the possibility that age differences would be more likely to emerge on a prospective memory task that was high in self-initiated retrieval. In the 1st experiment, participants were asked to perform an action every 10 min (a time-based task presumed to be high in self-initiated retrieval); in the 2nd experiment, participants were asked to perform an action whenever a particular word was… CONTINUE READING
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