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Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

K. Warner Schaie


This book lays out the reasons why we should study cognitive development in adulthood, and presents the history, latest data, and results from the Seattle Longitudinal Study (SLS), which now extends to over forty-five years. The SLS is organized around five questions: does intelligence change uniformly throughout adulthood, or are there different life-course-ability patterns? At what age and at what magnitude can decrement in ability be reliably detected? What are the patterns and magnitude of generational differences? What accounts for individual differences in age-related change in adulthood ... More

Keywords: cognitive development, Seattle Longitudinal Study, psychometric assessment, neuropsychological assessment, dementia, personality, disease, genetics, correlation matrices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195156737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. Warner Schaie, author
Penn State University