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Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle Longitudinal Study

K. Warner Schaie


Adult cognitive development is one of the most important yet most neglected aspects in the study of human psychology. Although the development of cognition and intelligence during childhood and adolescence is of great interest to researchers, educators, and parents, many assume that this development stops progressing in any significant manner when people reach adulthood. In fact, cognition and intelligence do continue to progress in very significant ways. This book presents the history, latest data, and results from the Seattle Longitudinal Study (SLS). The purpose of the SLS is to study vario ... More

Keywords: cognitive development, human psychology, intelligence, childhood, adolescence, Seattle Longitudinal Study, SLS, generational differences, age-related change, cognitive decline

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195386134
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195386134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. Warner Schaie, author
University of Washington, Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science