What and When of Cognitive Aging

@article{Salthouse2004WhatAW,
  title={What and When of Cognitive Aging},
  author={T. Salthouse},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={140 - 144}
}
  • T. Salthouse
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Adult age differences have been documented on a wide variety of cognitive variables, but the reasons for these differences are still poorly understood. In this article, I describe several findings that will need to be incorporated into eventual explanations of the phenomenon of cognitive aging. Despite common assumptions to the contrary, age-related declines in measures of cognitive functioning (a) are relatively large, (b) begin in early adulthood, (c) are evident in several different types of… Expand

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