Differences in abstraction ability with age.

Marilyn Albert, J. Wolfe, G. Lafleche

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Three tests of abstraction were administered to 89 optimally healthy subjects aged 30-79. Performance on all 3 tasks showed significant differences with age. This was primarily, although not entirely, the result of deficits in performance by the 70-year-old subjects. These results do not appear to be related to changes in memory ability or to a differential increase in a particular type of abstraction error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalPsychology and Aging
Volume5
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Mar 1990
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Differences in abstraction ability with age. / Albert, Marilyn; Wolfe, J.; Lafleche, G.

In: Psychology and Aging, Vol. 5, No. 1, 03.1990, p. 94-100.

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Albert, Marilyn ; Wolfe, J. ; Lafleche, G. / Differences in abstraction ability with age. In: Psychology and Aging. 1990 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 94-100.
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