Young and old adults' ability to use different standards to evaluate understanding.

@article{Zabrucky1993YoungAO,
  title={Young and old adults' ability to use different standards to evaluate understanding.},
  author={Karen M Zabrucky and Dwayne Moore and N. R. Schultz},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={P238-44}
}
In Experiment 1 we examined young (mean age = 22.88 years) and old (mean age = 70.79 years) adults' ability to evaluate their understanding of texts. We examined ability to detect nonsense words (a lexical standard), violations of prior knowledge (an external consistency standard), and inconsistent sentences (an internal consistency standard) that were nonadjacent in texts. Adults with more education detected more problems than less educated adults, and older adults were less able than young to… CONTINUE READING

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