Aging and Cognition: Research Methodologies and Empirical by Hayden B Bosworth, Professor of Psychology Christopher

By Hayden B Bosworth, Professor of Psychology Christopher Hertzog

'Aging and Cognition' takes an interdisciplinary examine cognitive ageing - the way it occurs and the way to review it. the 1st a part of the booklet explores equipment for measuring cognitive switch, together with the best way to learn cohort results. the second one half explores the social and mental elements linked to cognitive growing older.

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2008, p. 82). Mortality is obviously selective, and to the extent that selectivity is linked to factors associated with levels of cognitive performance, then mortality selection is a potential explanation for the findings just noted. Because the variable of interest, in this case cognitive functioning, is positively related to longevity, then the younger group will necessarily have a lower age-standardized mean than that of the older group, net of any "real" cohort differences (Vaupel & Yashin, 1985).

This example can be generalized to the case of multiple cohorts (C > 2). Although I do not present the mathematical formula here, this is a model for latent intraindividual change in a given variable that is derived from the specification of two models: (a) a measurement model and (b) a model for intraindividual change, where the measurement model for the pth person for a given observed variable y measured at time t is assumed to follow the assumptions of classical measurement theory, and the intraindividual change model is stated for a single true score measured over time (Willett & Sayer, 1994).

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