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ERIC Number: ED472299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Tribute to K. Warner Schaie.
Miller, Phyllis, Ed.
Mensa Research Journal, v32 n3 2001
This special issue of the Mensa Research Journal contains four papers written by K. Warner Schaie, a psychologist who focuses on psychological development from young adulthood through old age. The first paper is "Living with Gerontology." In it, Schaie recounts his own childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, his path to becoming a geropsychologist, origins of the Settle Longitudinal Study, his academic career at several major universities, and his major research interests. The second paper is titled "The Course of Adult Intellectual Development." It summarizes findings of the Seattle Longitudinal Study concerning: age at which decrements can be detected and magnitudes of age decrement; patterns and magnitude of generational differences; stability of psychometric ability structure; and reversing intellectual decline by educational interventions. The third paper, "The Impact of Longitudinal Studies on Understanding Development from Young Adulthood to Old Age," offers a theoretical framework and reviews longitudinal studies of adult development, and examines structural invariance of constructs across age, sources of individual differences, and developmental interventions. The last paper (co-written with Sherry L. Willis) is "Theories of Everyday Competence and Aging." It reviews different theoretical approaches to everyday competence, the role of methods of measurement in driving theories of competence, and everyday competence within a life span perspective. (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gerontology, Gifted, Individual Differences, Longitudinal Studies, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Theories
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Mensa Education and Research Foundation, Arlington, TX.
Note: Theme issue. Published three times per year. For volume 32, number 2, see ED 455 642.