SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 15.1. Discuss age-related changes in vision and hearing during middle adulthood.

Boerner, K., & Wang, S. (2010). How it matters when it happens: Life changes related to functional loss in younger and older adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 70(2), 163-179.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study examines the impact of vision loss on important life domains depending on life context.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What changes occur in vision as a person ages?
  2. What consequences does vision loss have for an adult?
  3. How are life goals blocked or disrupted by vision loss?
  4. How are middle-aged adults different from older adults in their perception of vision loss?

LO 15.6. Contrast the findings of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of crystallized and fluid intelligence over adulthood.

Meegan, S. P., & Berg, C. A. (2002). Contexts, functions, forms, and processes of collaborative everyday problem solving in older adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 26(1), 6-15.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The journal article reviews the literature on everyday problem solving in older adults (in definition, also covers middle adulthood).

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are the age-related changes in the structure of intelligence?
  2. How would a researcher measure collaboration as it is used in the journal article?
  3. How do older adults optimize their everyday problem solving?