The impact of age and motivation on cognitive effort: implications for cognitive engagement in older adulthood.

@article{Ennis2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of age and motivation on cognitive effort: implications for cognitive engagement in older adulthood.},
  author={Gilda E Ennis and Thomas M Hess and Brian T. Smith},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={495-504}
}
We examined age differences in the effort required to perform the basic cognitive operations needed to achieve a specified objective outcome, and how hypothesized increases in effort requirements in later life are related to intrinsic motivation associated with enjoyment of and participation in effortful cognitive activities. Young (N = 59; 20-40 years) and older (N = 57; 64-85 years) adults performed a memory-search task varying in difficulty across trials, with systolic blood pressure… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
23 Citations
58 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 58 references

Measurement reliability

  • C. Pieper, T. G. Pickering
  • 1993
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Cardiovascular psychophysiology

  • G. G. Berntson, K. S. Quigley, D. Lozano
  • Handbook of psychophysiology (3rd ed.,
  • 2007
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Memory in context : The impact of age - related goals on performance

  • T. M. Hess, L. Emery
  • 2012
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…