The age prospective memory paradox: young adults may not give their best outside of the lab.

@article{Aberle2010TheAP,
  title={The age prospective memory paradox: young adults may not give their best outside of the lab.},
  author={Ingo Aberle and Peter G. Rendell and Nathan S. Rose and Mark A. McDaniel and Matthias Kliegel},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={1444-53}
}
Previous research has identified the age prospective memory paradox of age-related declines in laboratory settings in contrast to age benefits in naturalistic settings. Various factors are assumed to account for this paradox, yet empirical evidence on this issue is scarce. In 2 experiments, the present study examined the effect of task setting in a laboratory task and the effect of motivation in a naturalistic task on prospective memory performance in young and older adults. For the laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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