Cognitive%20Development%20in%20Middle%20%26%20Late%20Adulthood-BB

Cognitive%20Development%20in%20Middle%20%26%20Late%20Adulthood-BB

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/10/11 Cognitive Development in Middle & Late Adulthood
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2/10/11 Cognitive Functioning Continued potential view Some cognitive skills may continue to improve with age. Some new skills may emerge in adulthood. Selective optimization with compensation Maximizing cognitive strengths while compensating for the weaknesses. Select Choose activities that you value.
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2/10/11 Cognitive Functioning Coping with cognitive decline: Accommodation Disengage in activities that focus on cognitive limits. Put energy into activities where accumulated experience is valued. Ex: An older athlete becoming a coach Compensation Maintain the same level of performance by changing the way you perform a task. Ex: Losing physical strength but compensating with
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2/10/11 Processing Information With age, we lose processing speed. We respond to tasks and difficult situations slower. Neural network view Neurons die (use it or lose it) 2 connections are broken new connections are formed but they are less efficient. Information-loss view During each step in processing, information gets
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Attention Attention slowly declines. Multi-tasking becomes more challenging with age It is more difficult to focus on relevant information. It is harder to switch attention from one task to another Longer processing time required to connect visual information with actions. Resisting interference from new information is a
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course DFST 1013 taught by Professor Fields-moore during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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Cognitive%20Development%20in%20Middle%20%26%20Late%20Adulthood-BB

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