Aging Intelligence and Wisdom Fall 2011

Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (9th Edition)

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Aging, Intelligence and Wisdom
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Adult Cognition Adult cognitive development encompasses the consequences of biologically driven losses in function and experientially driven gains in function. The plasticity of cognitive performance decreases with advancing age, but increasingly the individual draws on knowledge of the culture and accumulated experience as sources for replenishing lifelong development.
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Cognitive Mechanics Cognitive mechanics refers to behavioral functions that closely depend upon the status of the neural substrates of intellectual performance (e.g., the hippocampus, the prefrontal and frontal cortex).
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Cognitive Pragmatics Cognitive pragmatics refers to behavioral functions that closely depend on knowledge and strategies acquired through experience. Complex tasks in everyday life usually reflect a combination of cognitive mechanics and cognitive pragmatics, and the dynamic interplay between biogenetic and cultural influences. Recently, researchers have shifted their
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Cognitive Pragmatics in Late Life Professional expertise, artistic competence, social-emotional intelligence and wisdom are examples of late-life potentials associated with the development of cognitive pragmatics. However, among the oldest-old, it is likely
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