Psychology and Aging: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991

Psychology and Aging: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991

Psychology and Aging: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991

Psychology and Aging: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991

Synopsis

The prestigious group of scholars assembled for this thirty-ninth volume of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation address important issues in "Psychology and Aging." In the first chapter, James E. Birren and Laurel M. Fisher consider slowness of behavior as a general condition often associated with advancing age and explore its implications of a wide range of hierarchical functions. In succeeding chapters Martha Storandt assesses memory-skills training for older adults, and Irene Mackintosh Hulicka offers, in a previously unpublished G. Stanley Hall lecture, cogent reasons for teaching about aging in psychology classes and procedures for doing so.

Challenging the view that cognitive aging is identical with decline, Paul B. Baltes, Jacqui Smith, and Ursula Staudinger adopt the hypothesis of simultaneous growth and decline and relate it to wisdom. Trait psychology is discussed by Paul T. Costa, Jr., and Robert R. McCrae, who review the most recent advances and present new data from longitudinal studies. K. Warner Schaie and his colleagues describe problems and methods of studying natural cohorts within a longitudinal study and report the first data on adult parent-offspring similarity determined as a function of the age of the pair when studied. A commentary chapter by Ross A. Thompson concludes the volume.

Excerpt

The 39th volume of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation is devoted to "Psychology and Aging," a topic currently of great interest to all psychologists.

The volume editor is Professor Theo B. Sonderegger. She has assumed the major responsibility for planning and conducting the fall and spring conferences and for coordinating the chapters for this volume. My sincere appreciation to her.

This Symposium is supported by a generous gift from Cora L. Friedline to the University of Nebraska Foundation in memory of Harry K. Wolfe, her professor and the founder of psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. the editors of this volume and the entire staff of the Department of Psychology are grateful to the late Professor Friedline for her bequest and to the officers of the University of Nebraska Foundation for their continued support of this long-standing series.

John J. Berman

Series Editor . . .

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