Aslan, Alp and Bäuml, Karl-Heinz T. (2013) Listwise directed forgetting is present in young-old adults, but is absent in old-old adults. Psychology and Aging 28 (1), pp. 213-218.
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People can exert control over the contents of their memory and can intentionally forget information when cued to do so. The present study examined such intentional forgetting in older adults using the listwise directed-forgetting [DF] task. We replicated prior work by finding intact forgetting in young-old adults (up to 75 years). Extending the prior work, we additionally found the forgetting to decline gradually with individuals’ age and to be inefficient in old-old adults (above 75 years). The results indicate that listwise DF is a late-declining capability, suggesting a deficit in very old adults' episodic memory control.
|Institutions:||Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie IV (Entwicklungs- und Kognitionspsychologie) - Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Bäuml|
|Keywords:||cognitive aging, episodic memory, intentional forgetting, directed forgetting, cognitive control|
|Subjects:||100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||21 Nov 2012 13:15|
|Last Modified:||19 Apr 2013 14:12|