Category Archives: Cognitive aging

Education and Cognitive Functioning Across the Life Span

Cognitive abilities are important predictors of educational and occupational performance, socioeconomic attainment, health, and longevity. Declines in cognitive abilities are linked to impairments in older adults’ everyday functions, but people differ from one another in their rates of cognitive decline … Continue reading

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Advantaged socioeconomic conditions in childhood are associated with higher cognitive functioning but stronger cognitive decline in older age

Cognitive aging is characterized by large heterogeneity, which may be due to variations in childhood socioeconomic conditions (CSC). Although there is substantial evidence for an effect of CSC on levels of cognitive functioning at an older age, results on associations with cognitive decline are … Continue reading

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