Predispositional engagement, activity engagement, and cognition among older adults.

Jeanine Parisi, Elizabeth A L Stine-Morrow, Soo Rim Noh, Daniel G. Morrow

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We investigated interrelationships between the predisposition toward approaching experiences in a mindful and creative way, participation in specific activities, and cognition among older adults. Participants were administered a battery measuring cognition (i.e., working memory, processing speed, divergent thinking, inductive reasoning, visuo-spatial processing), activity level, and the predisposition towards mental engagement (Need for Cognition, Mindfulness, and Openness to Experience). Results indicated that predispositional engagement and activity engagement are distinct constructs that independently contribute to different aspects of fluid ability, highlighting the importance of considering both the predisposition toward mental engagement as well as the habitual tendency to participate in activities when exploring principles of cognitive optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-504
Number of pages20
JournalAging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

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Predispositional engagement, activity engagement, and cognition among older adults. / Parisi, Jeanine; Stine-Morrow, Elizabeth A L; Noh, Soo Rim; Morrow, Daniel G.

In: Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, Vol. 16, No. 4, 07.2009, p. 485-504.

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Parisi, Jeanine ; Stine-Morrow, Elizabeth A L ; Noh, Soo Rim ; Morrow, Daniel G. / Predispositional engagement, activity engagement, and cognition among older adults. In: Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 485-504.
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