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Lifespan Development of Human Memory : Lifespan Development of Human Memory - Peter Graf

Lifespan Development of Human Memory

Lifespan Development of Human Memory

By: Peter Graf (Editor), Nobuo Ohta (Editor)

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Until recently, the vast majority of memory research used only university students and other young adults as subjects. Although such research successfully introduced new methodologies and theoretical concepts, it created a bias in our understanding of the lifespan development of memory. This book signals a departure from young-adult-centered research. It views the lifespan development of memory as a continuous process of growth and loss, where each phase of development raises unique questions favoring distinct research methods and theoretical approaches. Drawing on a broad range of investigative strategies, the book lays the foundation for a comprehensive understanding of the lifespan development of human memory.Topics include the childhood and adulthood development of working memory, episodic and autobiographical memory, and prospective memory, as well as the breakdown of memory functions in Alzheimer's disease. Of particular interest is the rich diversity of approaches, methods, and theories. The book takes an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on work from psychology, psychiatry, gerontology, and biochemistry.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Need for a Lifespan Developmental Approach within Memory Research Is More Urgent than Everp. 3
The Development of Working Memoryp. 13
Developmental Changes in Working Memory: A Multicomponent Viewp. 15
Childhood Development of Working Memory: An Examination of Two Basic Parametersp. 39
Working Memory and Attentional Processes across the Lifespanp. 59
The Development of Episodic and Autobiographical Memory in Childrenp. 81
Children's Long-Term Memory of Childhood Eventsp. 83
Children's Eyewitness Memory: Changing Reports and Changing Representationsp. 101
The Role of Knowledge in Children's Memoryp. 127
The Normal and Abnormal Development of Episodic and Autobiographical Memory in Adulthoodp. 137
Age-Related Effects on Memory in the Context of Age-Related Effects on Cognitionp. 139
Autobiographical Memory across the Lifespanp. 159
Memory Development in Adulthood and Old Age: The Betula Prospective-Cohort Studyp. 185
The Nature and Course of the Memory Impairment in Alzheimer's Diseasep. 205
The Adulthood Development of Prospective Memoryp. 233
Prospective Memory across the Lifespanp. 235
Prospective and Retrospective Memory in Adulthoodp. 257
Contributorsp. 283
Name Indexp. 287
Subject Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780262072366
ISBN-10: 026207236X
Series: Lifespan Development of Human Memory
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 13th September 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.57