Über den Autor
Deborah Finkel is a Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Southeast. Her research interests include applying the methods of behavioral genetics to investigations of cognitive aging and biological markers of the aging process and the methods of longitudinal analysis to twin data to investigate genetic and environmental influences on longitudinal change. She was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 2002.
Chandra A. Reynolds is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of California Riverside. Her research interests focus on the interrelationships between health and cognition across development. She directs projects that consider the etiology of cognitive change and decline, including biological and candidate gene markers and their possible interaction with social-environmental factors. Other projects include examinations of early-life influences on longitudinal change in health, well-being, and cognition as well as longevity.
Part I: Childhood.- 1.Cognitive abilities in childhood and adolescence.-2.Interactions between socioeconomic status and components of variation in cognitive ability.-3.Genetic and environmental influences on intellectual disability in childhood.- Part II: Adulthood.- 4.Cognition in middle adulthood.-5.Normative cognitive aging.- 6.Gene by environment interplay in cognitive aging.- 7.Dementia: Genes, environments, interactions.- Part III: Biology and Neurobiology.- 8.Brain imaging and cognition.- 9.Animal models of general cognitive ability for genetic research into cognitive functioning.- Part IV: Conclusion.-10.Future directions.-
¿Lifespan perspective that acknowledges the accumulating impact of genetic and environmental influences
Inclusion of research on both normative and non-normative cognitive functioning
Input from related fields of physiology and animal behavior that elucidates current research and points to possible future research directions