Belsky, J. (1999). The psychology of aging (3rd ed.). Cengage. ISBN: 9780534359126.One of the most widely studied aspects of the psychology of aging is intelligence. For this assignment, we will d

Belsky, J. (1999).  The psychology of aging (3rd ed.).  Cengage.  ISBN: 9780534359126.

One of the most widely studied aspects of the psychology of aging is intelligence.  For this assignment, we will discuss this topic in more detail and examine its multi-faceted nature.

  • Discuss the characteristics of the two basic types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence. What are the core principles of each? How are they similar, and in what ways are they different?
  • Using Figure 6-1 as a reference, describe the significance of the Seattle Longitudinal Study. What did the results of this study demonstrate? How has it helped us to understand the mental abilities of the elderly?
  • Examine the following forces related to age-related intelligence, and discuss the impact of each in explaining IQ loss in older adults:
    • Impact of Speed
    • Impact of Illness
    • Impact of Mental Stimulation
  • New conceptions of Adult Intelligence – examine each of the theories below and explain how they are revolutionizing the study of adult intelligence:
    • Sternberg’s Tests of Practical Intelligence
    • Denney’s Unexercised and Exercised Abilities
    • Neo-Piagetian Perspective on Adult Intelligence

Your assignment should be three- to four-pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and should include a minimum of three scholarly sources that were published within the past five years and that are cited according to APA format

 

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