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Unformatted text preview: PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES WITH AGE 11/27/07 F&F 194- 196- Changes affect memory, thinking processes, mood, personality- Some changes perceived as positive (Ex: accumulation of life experiences)- Most age-associated changes do not affect daily function, and many can be reversed with training and practice- Cross-sectional tests are not very accurate for estimating changes that occur with age because significant differences often occur among various adult age groups- Longitudinal studies o Drawbacks: studies are smaller, take longer, may not be able to distinguish between change due to age and change due to health status and other factors- How do we measure memory, cognition, or personality? 1. Cognition a. Intelligence decline i. Type of intelligence showing the most age-associated changes was the increased time needed to learn new information and perform motor skills....
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