Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59624
Verhaeghen, P; Martin, M; Sędek, G (2012). Reconnecting cognition in the lab and cognition in real life: The role of compensatory social and motivational factors in explaining how cognition ages in the wild. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 19(1-2):1-12.
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ABSTRACT The papers in this Special Issue compellingly show that older adults' everyday cognitive life is governed not by the decline in elementary cognitive processes as measured in the lab, but by a multitude of compensatory mechanisms, most of which are of the social/motivational variety. Much of this compensatory behavior can be elicited with no or only little experimental prodding, underscoring the self-organizing or self-initiated nature of this type of behavior, even in advanced old age. We suggest that the study of compensation and the orchestration of cognitive, social, and motivational compensatory mechanisms in effective and healthy aging provides a meaningful challenge to traditional ways of examining developmental changes in cognitive performance.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology|
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2012 14:55|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2013 03:11|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series Name:||Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition|
|Free access at:||Official URL. An embargo period may apply.|
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