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Handbook of Cognitive Aging


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Foreword - Laura L. Carstensen Preface - Duane F. Alwin and Scott M. Hofer PART I. Introduction Chapter 1. Opportunities and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Research - Duane F. Alwin and Scott M. Hofer PART II. Integrative Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 2. Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Cognitive Aging: An Individual-Differences Perspective - Christopher Hertzog Chapter 3. Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging: Measurement and Modeling With Mixtures of Psychological and Biological Variables - Keith F. Widaman Chapter 4. Population Processes and Cognitive Aging - Duane F. Alwin, Ryan J. McCammon, Linda A. Wray, and Willard L. Rodgers 5. Consequences of the Ergodic Theorems for Classical Test Theory, Factor Analysis, and the Analysis of Developmental Processes - Peter C. M. Molenaar Chapter 6. The Missing Person: Some Limitations in the Contemporary Study 6. The Missing Person: Some Limitations in the Contemporary Study - Dale Dannefer and Robin S. Patterson PART III. Dimensions of Cognitive Aging Chapter 7. Challenges in Attention: Measures, Methods, and Applications - Joan M. McDowd and Lesa Hoffman Chapter 8. Everything We Know About Aging and Response Times: A Meta-Analytic Integration - Paul Verhaeghen and John Cerella Chapter 9. Age-Related Changes in Memory: Experimental Approaches - Susan R. Old and Moshe Naveh-Benjamin Chapter 10. Prospective Memory and Aging: Old Issues and New Questions - Mark A. McDaniel and Gilles O. Einstein Chapter 11. Dimensions of Cognitive Aging: Executive Function and Verbal Fluency - Susan Kemper and Joan M. McDowd Chapter 12. Executive Function in Cognitive, Neuropsychological, and Clinical Aging - Mary A. Luszcz and Anna P. Lane Chapter 13. Everyday Problem Solving in Context - Cynthia A. Berg Chapter 14. Individual Differences in Verbal Learning in Old Age - Daniel Zimprich, Philippe Rast, and Mike Martin Chapter 15. Expertise and Knowledge - Neil Charness and Ralf T. Krampe PART IV. Biological Indicators and Health-Related Processes Chapter 16. Integrating Health Into Cognitive Aging Research and Theory: Quo Vadis? - Avron Spiro III and Christopher B. Brady Chapter 17. Cognitive Change as Conditional on Age Heterogeneity in Onset of Mortality-Related Processes and Repeated Testing Effects - Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Scott M. Hofer, Linda B. Hassing, and Boo Johansson Chapter 18. Neurological Factors in Cognitive Aging - Robert S. Wilson Chapter 19. Imaging Aging: Present and Future - Scott M. Hayes and Roberto Cabeza Chapter 20. Cognitive Aging and Functional Biomarkers: What Do We Know, and Where to From Here? - Kaarin Anstey Chapter 21. Assessing the Relationship of Cognitive Aging and Processes of Dementia - Gwenith G. Fisher, Brenda L. Plassman, Steven G. Heeringa, and Kenneth M. Langa PART V. Historical Processes and Cultural Differences Chapter 22. Developing a Cultural Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging - Denise C. Park Chapter 23. Historical Processes and Patterns of Cognitive Aging - K. Warner Schaie Chapter 24. Minority Populations and Cognitive Aging - Keith Whitfield and Adrienne Aiken-Morgan Chapter 25. Race, Culture, Education, and Test Performance Cognitive/Among Older Adults - Jennifer J. Manly Chapter 26. Social Structure and Cognitive Change - Duane F. Alwin PART VI. Longitudinal Measurement and Analysis Chapter 27. Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging: Collaborative Research Networks, Meta-Analysis, and Optimizing Future Studies - Andrea M. Piccinin and Scott M. Hofer Chapter 28. Time-Based and Process-Based Approaches to Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Martin Sliwinski and Jacqueline Mogle Chapter 29. Considerations for Sampling Time in Research on Aging: Examples From Research on Stress and Cognition - Shevaun D. Neupert, Robert S. Stawski, and David M. Almeida Chapter 30. Cognitive Testing in Large-Scale Surveys: Assessment by Telephone - Margie E. Lachman and Patricia A. Tun Chapter 31. Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive Function - Misha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Tamara Hayes, Jeffrey Kaye, Eric Dishman, Katherine Wild, and Devin Williams PART VII. Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging Chapter 32. Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging - Gerald E. McClearn and David A. Blizard Chapter 33. Genetic and Environmental Influences on Cognitive Change - Chandra A. Reynolds Chapter 34. Does Participation in Cognitive Activities Buffer Age-Related Cognitive Decline? - Brent J. Small and Cathy L. McEvoy Cognitive Measurement in the Health and Retirement Study - Robert Willis, Gwenith Fisher, John McArdle Chapter 35. The Added Value of an Applied Perspective in Cognitive Gerontology - Matthias Kliegel, Peter Rendell, and Mareike Altgassen Chapter 36. Social Resources and Cognitive Function in Older Persons - Lisa L. Barnes, Kathleen A. Cagney, and Carlos F. Mendes de Leon Chapter 37. Social Context and Cognition - Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Michelle Horhota, and Andrew Mienaltowski Chapter 38. Dyadic Cognition in Old Age: Paradigms, Findings, and Directions - Mike Martin and Melanie Wight Chapter 39. Midlife Cognition: The Association of Personality With Cognition and Risk of Cognitive Impairment - Sherry L. Willis and Julie Blaskewicz Boron PART VIII. Future Directions for Research on Cognitive Aging Chapter 40. The Future of Cognitive Aging Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Integrative Science - Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin Author Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter

About the Author

Scott M. Hofer is Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and Director, Psychosocial Core, Center for Healthy Aging Research at the Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from University of Southern California in 1994 and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Manchester and the Center for Developmental and Health Genetics at the Pennsylvania State University. His research examines the role of aging and health on changes in cognitive functioning, in interaction with demographic and psychosocial influences, and on statistical analysis and design issues for understanding developmental and aging processes. He collaborates with national and international researchers on longitudinal studies on aging and is associate investigator on research networks in Australia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. He is currently leading the development of an international collaborative network for the Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging (IALSA). Duane F. Alwin is Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professor in Sociology, Demography, and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University, where he is affiliated with the Population Research Institute, the Survey Research Center, and the Gerontology Center. Prior to moving to Penn State, Alwin held an appointment for 23 years in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. The focus of his research and teaching includes survey methodology, families and children, socio-economic inequalities and health disparities, aging and the life course, and the linkages between processes of individual development, history and social change.


"I was impressed by the breadth of the contributors, and the experts are clearly outstanding members of the research community. I think graduate students in particular will find these contributions to be helpful and stimulating." -- Norman Abeles

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