Cognitive Performance and the Role of Control Beliefs in Midlife *

@inproceedings{Miller2000CognitivePA,
  title={Cognitive Performance and the Role of Control Beliefs in Midlife *},
  author={Lisa M Soederberg Miller and Margie Lachman},
  year={2000}
}
Midlife has been touted as being a time of peak performance in many different areas of functioning. In the present study, we investigated whether this was true for cognitive functioning on tasks assessing speed, reasoning, short-term memory, and vocabulary. We also explored the extent to which levels of cognitive functioning could be attributed to individual differences in general control beliefs. Middle-aged adults showed little or no cognitive declines on speed, reasoning, and short-term… CONTINUE READING