The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors.
Chapter 40: The future of Cognitive Aging Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Integrative Science
The future of Cognitive Aging Research: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Integrative Science
We initiated this project with a set of concerns about the future of cognitive aging research and a determination to raise a number of critical questions about the direction the field of cognitive aging is going. We asked a wide range of questions that we and others believe the field should be asking—including questions about the theoretical perspectives that should be brought to bear on understanding processes of cognitive aging, the current state of our knowledge across the broad spectrum of human abilities and functional capacities, the kinds of research strategies and measurement approaches that will be needed in future work, the types of ...