Intellectual Development in Adulthood: The Seattle Longitudinal Study

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 26, 1996 - Psychology - 396 pages
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K. Warner Schaie, a pioneer in the study of gerontology, has written a monumental work representing his lifetime contribution to the study of aging. The book analyzes the Seattle Longitudinal Study, which Professor Schaie began as a graduate student in the 1950s. Schaie's early work indicated that the popular notion of intelligence was simplistic and that there are many variations in terms of when intelligence peaks and declines, as well as many different factors that affect a person's intelligence. Important practical questions are raised including at what age developmental peaks occur, and what the generational differences and within-generation age changes are. Schaie also considers how to establish sufficient competence for independent living. Intellectual Development in Adulthood should be read by all gerontologists and anyone concerned with aging and development.
 

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Contents

Methodological issues
18
Chapter summary
36
The measurement battery
48
Chapter summary
60
baseline study
68
Chapter summary
101
Longitudinal studies
107
extended cognitive test battery
122
tests on the subtests of the 1948 PMA
208
The relationship between cognitive styles
235
abilities combined
240
Health and maintenance of intellectual
250
Lifestyle variables that affect intellectual
265
The sequential study of personality traits
278
Family studies of intellectual abilities
296
Subjective perceptions of cognitive change
329

Studies of cohort and period differences
137
in Tscore points
144
Intervention studies
171
Methodological studies
198
Summary and conclusions
349
References
361
Author index
385
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Page 381 - International Classification of Diseases, Adapted for Use in the United States.
Page 362 - Baltes, PB, Nesselroade, JR, Schaie, KW, & Labouvie, EW (1972). On the dilemma of regression effects in examining ability-levelrelated differentials in ontogenetic patterns of intelligence.
Page 378 - Parham, IA 1974. Social responsibility in adulthood: Ontogenetic and sociocultural change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 30: 483492. Schaie, KW, and Parham, IA 1976. Stability of adult personality traits: Fact or fable?
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