Training effects on Raven's progressive matrices in young, middle-aged, and elderly adults.

@article{Denney1990TrainingEO,
  title={Training effects on Raven's progressive matrices in young, middle-aged, and elderly adults.},
  author={Nancy Wadsworth Denney and Susan M. Heidrich},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1990},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          144-5
        }
}
Previous training studies of fluid intellectual abilities have involved training on either figural relations or induction tasks. In the present study, young, middle-aged, and elderly adults were given training on another measure of fluid ability--Raven's Progressive Matrices. The training involved a strategy-modeling technique that lasted no more than a few minutes. The results indicated that (a) performance on the Raven decreased with increasing age, (b) training significantly improved… CONTINUE READING