Item and relational processing in young and older adults.

  title={Item and relational processing in young and older adults.},
  author={Lauren M Fisher and Joan M. McDowd},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  volume={48 2},
The item and relational information framework of memory provided a methodology for an analytical approach to age differences in encoding and retrieval processes. Subjects were given related or unrelated words to sort or rate for pleasantness. Young adults performed better than older adults in free recall, but older adults were able to use both item and relational information as well as young adults. In a second experiment, subjects also sorted or rated a list composed of different numbers of… CONTINUE READING