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ERIC Number: ED042123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 174
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Decision Making and Age.
Welford, A. T., Ed.; Birren, James E., Ed
Drawn from a 1967 conference on gerontology, these 11 papers consider the nature of age changes (for better or worse) in high grade intellectual work and decision making of the kind found in industrial management and comparable walks of life. The first paper draws implications for higher intellectual activities from existing knowledge of age changes in more elementary functions. The next examines how the thought processes and decision strategies of educated men change with age. The next three discuss the interaction of work, health, education, and working conditions with age changes in performance. Still another describes the selection and training of middle aged adults for new work. The remainder deal with relationships among logical structure, language, and thinking, the effects of caution on older adults' perceptual discrimination performance, age differences in ways of resolving interpersonal conflicts, and other topics germane to higher congitive functioning. Tables, figures, and bibliographies are included. (LY)
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