Previous Chapter Chapter 3: Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging: Measurement and Modeling With Mixtures of Psychological and Biological Variables Next Chapter

Keith F. Widaman

In: Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chapter 3: Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging: Measurement and Modeling With Mixtures of Psychological and Biological Variables

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Integrative Perspectives on Cognitive Aging: Measurement and Modeling With Mixtures of Psychological and Biological Variables
Integrative perspectives on cognitive aging: Measurement and modeling with mixtures of psychological and biological variables

Cognitive aging, as a field, is and must be an integrative science, a contention based on any review of the phenomena under study and their likely causal structure. As one example, consider research on cognitive slowing. For over four decades, notions of cognitive slowing have been the object of intense and continuing study. The central claim of theories of cognitive slowing is that the human brain is analogous to the central processor of a computer, that this central processor has a clock that governs the speed at which mental operations can occur and that the speed ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website