Cognitive Limitations in Aging and Psychopathology by Randall W. Engle, Grzegorz Sedek, Ulrich von Hecker, Daniel

By Randall W. Engle, Grzegorz Sedek, Ulrich von Hecker, Daniel N. McIntosh

Analyzing the foremost growth made in fresh mental technological know-how in knowing the cognitive keep watch over of inspiration, emotion, and behaviour, this publication unearths what occurs whilst that keep watch over is lowered due to getting older, melancholy, developmental disabilities, or psychopathology. every one bankruptcy studies the latest examine by way of a number one researcher at the overseas level. subject matters comprise the results on idea, emotion, and behaviour by means of barriers in operating reminiscence, cognitive regulate, realization, inhibition, and reasoning procedures. the categorical aim of the quantity is to facilitate inter-disciplinary examine and coaching.

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Executive Attention and Prejudice A recent set of studies by Richeson and colleagues has further demonstrated the importance of executive attention in a dynamic social situation. In particular, one study (Richeson & Shelton, 2003) examined the effects of interracial interaction on executive control. Richeson and Shelton argued that interracial interaction can be an especially taxing exercise for individuals who are prejudiced against the person with whom they are interacting. Additionally, drawing on the work of Baumeister and colleagues (Baumeister, Muraven, & Tice, 2000), Richeson and Shelton suggested that interracial interaction for high prejudiced individuals would deplete executive attentional resources, and therefore, performance on a subsequent task requiring executive attention would be diminished.

It is in such situations that we believe WMC is of critical importance. Furthermore, it is our belief that it is the executive attention component that drives the correlation between WM measures and higher order cognition. To investigate these claims, we have utilized quasi-experimental designs and large-scale correlation-based designs. Research reflecting the quasi-experimental methods is aimed primarily at determining what is the underlying primitive of individual differences in WMC. That is, what is the fundamental underlying cognitive mechanism that leads to covariation of the WMC tasks with tasks of higher order cognition?

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