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A lifetime of intelligence [electronic resource] : follow-up studies of the Scottish mental surveys of 1932 and 1947 / Ian J. Deary, Lawrence J. Whalley, and John M. Starr.

Author/Creator:
Deary, Ian J, author.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2009.
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APA PsycBOOKS.
Subjects:
Intellect.
Medical subjects:
Intelligence.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"Advances in medicine and technology have dramatically extended our average life span. Despite these breakthroughs, cognitive longevity continues to vary among individuals. What causes a person's intelligence to diminish over a lifetime? What are the effects of this cognitive aging, and to what are these individual differences attributed? In two landmark and world-famous studies, over 150,000 eleven-year-olds participated in Scottish national intelligence tests, known as the Scottish Mental Surveys, which are the only studies to date to test an entire population. Over the past 10 years, Ian J. Deary, Lawrence J. Whalley, and John M. Starr have conducted follow-up studies with many of these now elderly participants. Using the latest testing assessments and technology, they have further investigated the roles of biological and sociobehavioral factors in cognitive aging. This book is important to many fields and will surely become the source to consult on anything related to IQ and its effects on cognitive aging and physical longevity. It masterfully captures a lifetime of intelligence, from childhood to about age 80, and also explores general matters of intelligence. Does having a high childhood IQ affect one's likelihood of being ill later in life or surviving to old age? Does it affect happiness later in life? Does being a twin affect childhood intelligence? These questions and more are explored in depth in this groundbreaking book"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).
Contents:
Historical overview
Cognitive epidemiology : does childhood IQ affect illness later in life or survival to old age?
What causes cognitive aging?
Other associations with childhood IQ
Can lifetime cognitive changes be estimated without premorbid test scores?.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2009 dcunns
Contributor:
Whalley, Lawrence J.
Starr, John M.
ISBN:
9781433804007 (print ed.)
143380400X (print ed.)
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Restricted for use by site license.