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The Cambridge handbook of cognitive aging : a life course perspective / edited by Ayanna K. Thomas, Angela Gutchess.

Contributor(s): Thomas, Ayanna K., editor. | Gutchess, Angela, editor.
Call number: BF724.55.C63 C36 2020eb Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020Description: 1 online resource (xv, 764 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781108552684 (ebook) ; 9781108428347 (hardback) (Invalid ISBN) ; 9781108449366 (paperback) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Cognition -- Age factors | Aging -- Physiological aspects | Dementia -- PreventionDDC classification: 155.67/13 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. Overview of Models of Cognitive Aging -- 2. Cognitive Reserve -- 3. How Age-Related Changes in the Brain Affect Cognition -- 4. Neuroadaptive Trajectories of Healthy Mindspan: From Genes to Neural Networks -- 5. Cognitive Aging: The Role of Neurotransmitter Systems -- 6. How Arousal-Related Neurotransmitter Systems Compensate for Age-Related Decline -- 7. Aging Effects on Brain and Cognition: What Do We Learn from a Strategy Perspective? -- 8. Inhibitory Theory: Assumptions, Findings, and Relevance to Interventions -- 9. From Perception to Action: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Influences on Age Differences in Attention -- 10. Age-Related Sensory Deficits and Their Consequences -- 11. Episodic Memory Decline in Aging -- 12. Age Differences in Decision Making -- 13. Emotion and Memory -- 14. Time Perception from Seconds to Lifetimes: How Perceived Time Affects Adult Development -- 15. Memory and Aging in Social Contexts -- 16. Emotion Regulation in Adulthood and Old Age: A Cognitive Aging Perspective on Strategy Use and Effectiveness -- 17. Changes in Social and Emotional Well-Being over the Lifespan -- 18. Aging and Cognitive Functioning: The Impact of Goals and Motivation -- 19. Social Relationships and Cognitive Development in Adulthood -- 20. Emotion Recognition and Aging of the Social Brain -- 21. Narrative and Identity: The Importance of Our Personal Past in Later Life -- 22. Stereotype Threat and the Cognitive Performance of Older Adults -- 23. Prenatal Influences on Cognitive Aging -- 24. Associations between Activity Participation across the Life Course and Cognitive Aging -- 25. Cognitive Aging and Culture: Older Brain Predictions about Different Environments -- 26. Current Perspectives on Aging and Bilingualism across the Life Span -- 27. Grit and Successful Aging -- 28. Control and Cognition: Contextual and Individual Differences in Cognitive Aging -- 29. Cognition and Well-Being across Adulthood and Old Age -- 30. The Genetics of Cognitive Abilities -- 31. Blood Biomarkers of Cognitive Health and Neurodegenerative Disease -- 32. Cerebrovascular Disease, Aging, and Depression: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, and Treatment -- 33. The Role of Nutrition in Cognitive Decline -- 34. The Role of Sleep in Cognitive Aging -- 35. The Relationship between Accelerometer-Derived Metrics of Physical Activity and Cognition among Older Adults -- 36. Far Transfer and Cognitive Training: Examination of Two Hypotheses on Mechanisms -- 37. Maximizing the Impact of Cognitive Engagement Interventions for Older Adults -- 38. Mobility and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment -- 39. Current and Emerging Technologies for Supporting Successful Aging.
Summary: Decades of research have demonstrated that normal aging is accompanied by cognitive change. Much of this change has been conceptualized as a decline in function. However, age-related changes are not universal, and decrements in older adult performance may be moderated by experience, genetics, and environmental factors. Cognitive aging research to date has also largely emphasized biological changes in the brain, with less evaluation of the range of external contributors to behavioral manifestations of age-related decrements in performance. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge cognitive aging research through the lens of a life course perspective that takes into account both behavioral and neural changes. Focusing on the fundamental principles that characterize a life course approach - genetics, early life experiences, motivation, emotion, social contexts, and lifestyle interventions - this handbook is an essential resource for researchers in cognition, aging, and gerontology.
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1. Overview of Models of Cognitive Aging -- 2. Cognitive Reserve -- 3. How Age-Related Changes in the Brain Affect Cognition -- 4. Neuroadaptive Trajectories of Healthy Mindspan: From Genes to Neural Networks -- 5. Cognitive Aging: The Role of Neurotransmitter Systems -- 6. How Arousal-Related Neurotransmitter Systems Compensate for Age-Related Decline -- 7. Aging Effects on Brain and Cognition: What Do We Learn from a Strategy Perspective? -- 8. Inhibitory Theory: Assumptions, Findings, and Relevance to Interventions -- 9. From Perception to Action: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Influences on Age Differences in Attention -- 10. Age-Related Sensory Deficits and Their Consequences -- 11. Episodic Memory Decline in Aging -- 12. Age Differences in Decision Making -- 13. Emotion and Memory -- 14. Time Perception from Seconds to Lifetimes: How Perceived Time Affects Adult Development -- 15. Memory and Aging in Social Contexts -- 16. Emotion Regulation in Adulthood and Old Age: A Cognitive Aging Perspective on Strategy Use and Effectiveness -- 17. Changes in Social and Emotional Well-Being over the Lifespan -- 18. Aging and Cognitive Functioning: The Impact of Goals and Motivation -- 19. Social Relationships and Cognitive Development in Adulthood -- 20. Emotion Recognition and Aging of the Social Brain -- 21. Narrative and Identity: The Importance of Our Personal Past in Later Life -- 22. Stereotype Threat and the Cognitive Performance of Older Adults -- 23. Prenatal Influences on Cognitive Aging -- 24. Associations between Activity Participation across the Life Course and Cognitive Aging -- 25. Cognitive Aging and Culture: Older Brain Predictions about Different Environments -- 26. Current Perspectives on Aging and Bilingualism across the Life Span -- 27. Grit and Successful Aging -- 28. Control and Cognition: Contextual and Individual Differences in Cognitive Aging -- 29. Cognition and Well-Being across Adulthood and Old Age -- 30. The Genetics of Cognitive Abilities -- 31. Blood Biomarkers of Cognitive Health and Neurodegenerative Disease -- 32. Cerebrovascular Disease, Aging, and Depression: Clinical Features, Pathophysiology, and Treatment -- 33. The Role of Nutrition in Cognitive Decline -- 34. The Role of Sleep in Cognitive Aging -- 35. The Relationship between Accelerometer-Derived Metrics of Physical Activity and Cognition among Older Adults -- 36. Far Transfer and Cognitive Training: Examination of Two Hypotheses on Mechanisms -- 37. Maximizing the Impact of Cognitive Engagement Interventions for Older Adults -- 38. Mobility and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment -- 39. Current and Emerging Technologies for Supporting Successful Aging.

Decades of research have demonstrated that normal aging is accompanied by cognitive change. Much of this change has been conceptualized as a decline in function. However, age-related changes are not universal, and decrements in older adult performance may be moderated by experience, genetics, and environmental factors. Cognitive aging research to date has also largely emphasized biological changes in the brain, with less evaluation of the range of external contributors to behavioral manifestations of age-related decrements in performance. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge cognitive aging research through the lens of a life course perspective that takes into account both behavioral and neural changes. Focusing on the fundamental principles that characterize a life course approach - genetics, early life experiences, motivation, emotion, social contexts, and lifestyle interventions - this handbook is an essential resource for researchers in cognition, aging, and gerontology.

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