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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (11) : 1658-1666     DOI:
研究前沿 |
Everyday Cognition of the Elderly
LI Xu;CHEN Tian-Yong
(1 Center on Aging Psychology, Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China)
(2 Graduate School, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China)
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Abstract  Everyday cognition is a hot research area which both clinical psychologists and gerontologists are interested in. The major research topics in this area include its definitions and measurement, its relationship with basic cognitive abilities and related training programs. Many new researches emerged with the further clarification of its concept and the development of new testing tools. On one hand, researchers have made attempt to identify the relationship between everyday cognition and cognition (e.g., intelligence, executive function); on the other hand, various training programs have been carried out to improve the elderly’ s everyday problem solving ability. The present literature review introduced the latest research development in these areas and suggested that everyday cognition is very important to maintain the elderly’s physical and mental health with a higher life quality.
Keywords everyday cognition      intelligence      basic cognitive abilities      executive function      cognitive training     
Corresponding Authors: CHEN Tian-Yong   
Issue Date: 15 November 2011
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