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Major Issues in Cognitive Aging$
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Timothy Salthouse

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372151

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372151.001.0001

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Approaches to Investigating Cognitive Aging

Approaches to Investigating Cognitive Aging

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Major Issues in Cognitive Aging

Timothy A. Salthouse

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers how sources of hypotheses for the locus of age differences in cognition have often been based on models and metaphors in cognitive psychology. It considers the primary ways in which cognitive aging research has been conducted and the implications these practices have for what needs to be explained in cognitive aging.

Keywords:   cognitive aging, cognition, cognitive performance, age differences, cognitive psychology, memory

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