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Title Learning and cognition in later life / edited by Frank Glendenning, Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Published Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Arena, [1995]


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Description vii, 144 pages ; 25 cm
Series Studies in educational gerontology ; 2
Studies in educational gerontology ; 2
Contents Introduction / Frank Glendenning and Ian Stuart-Hamilton -- 1. Changing perspectives on ageing and intelligence / Frank Glendenning -- 2. Problems with the assessment of intellectual change in elderly people / Ian Stuart-Hamilton -- 3. Ageing and wisdom / Peter Shea -- 4. Memory changes in older people / Carol Holland -- 5. Learning aptitude in later life / Lorraine McDonald -- 6. Some concluding comments / Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Summary Within the last decade there have been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of older adults. This understanding has been enhanced by findings from longitudinal studies which are now becoming available. These findings demonstrate the gains that have been made in research. In the past, inappropriately conceived studies have led to the perpetuation of myths and stereotypes about the intellectual development of older people. Special attention is paid in this book to changing perceptions of ageing and intelligence, learning aptitude, memory and intelligence testing. The important topic of ageing and wisdom is also discussed
Analysis Humans Cognition Effects of Ageing
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-141) and index
Subject Adult learning -- Great Britain.
Age and intelligence -- Great Britain.
Aging -- Great Britain -- Psychological aspects.
Cognition in old age -- Great Britain.
Cognition in old age.
Learning, Psychology of, in old age.
Memory in old age -- Great Britain.
Author Glendenning, Frank.
Stuart-Hamilton, Ian.
LC no. 95080352
ISBN 1857422635 (hardcover)