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Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional, and Sequential Designs in Lifespan Developmental Psychology  

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

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Jan 2019
Research methods in lifespan development include single-factor designs that either follow a single cohort of individuals over time or compare age groups at a single time point. The two ... More

Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling in Lifespan Developmental Analyses  

Philip Parker and Robert Brockman

Longitudinal structural equation modeling (LSEM) is used to answer lifespan relevant questions such as (a) what is the effect of one variable on change in and other, (b) what is the average ... More

Measurement Burst Designs in Lifespan Developmental Research  

Gawon Cho, Giancarlo Pasquini, and Stacey B. Scott

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Mar 2019
The study of human development across the lifespan is inherently about patterns across time. Although many developmental questions have been tested with cross-sectional comparisons of ... More

Metamemory and Cognitive Aging  

Christopher Hertzog and Taylor Curley

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Jul 2018
Metamemory is defined as cognitions about memory and related processes. Related terms in the literature include metacognition, self-evaluation, memory self-efficacy, executive function, ... More

Methodology for Twin Studies of Aging  

Michael J. Lyons, Chandra A. Reynolds, William S. Kremen, and Carol E. Franz

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Jan 2019
The rapidly increasing number of people age 65 and older around the world has important implications for public health and social policy, making it imperative to understand the factors that ... More

Mixed Methods Research in Adult Development and Aging  

Joseph E. Gaugler, Colleen M. Peterson, Lauren L. Mitchell, Jessica Finlay, and Eric Jutkowitz

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Jun 2018
Mixed methods research consists of collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data within a singular study. The “methods” of mixed methods research vary, but the ultimate goal is ... More

Mixture Modeling for Lifespan Developmental Research  

Alexandre J.S. Morin and David Litalien

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Apr 2019
As part of the Generalized Structural Equation Modeling framework, mixture models are person-centered analyses seeking to identify distinct subpopulations, or profiles, of participants ... More

Moderation in Lifespan Developmental Analyses  

Johnson Ching Hong Li and Virginia Man Chung Tze

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Apr 2019
In behavioral, social, and developmental research, researchers often begin with a fundamental question that examines whether there is a significant relationship between an independent ... More

Multilevel Modeling and Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling in Lifespan Developmental Analyses  

Kimberly L. Fine and Kevin J. Grimm

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Apr 2019
Multilevel modeling is a data analytic framework that is appropriate when analyzing data that are dependent due to the clustering of observations in higher-level units. Clustered data ... More

New Directions in Theories of Emotion and Aging  

Joseph A. Mikels and Nathaniel A. Young

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Dec 2018
The adult life span is characterized as a time of divergent trajectories. It is a time of compounding losses (such as physical, sensory, and cognitive declines) and is also a time of ... More

Object Perception  

Scott P. Johnson

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Jul 2018
Visual scenes tend to be very complex: a multitude of overlapping surfaces varying in shape, color, texture, and depth relative to the observer. Yet most observers effortlessly perceive ... More

The Origin of Psychology in the Humanities  

Sven Hroar Klempe

The term “psychology” was applied for the first time in the 16th century. Yet the most interesting examples appeared in three different contexts. The Croatian poet and humanist Marko ... More

Parent–Child Relations and Their Importance for Older Adults  

Kyungmin Kim and Yijung Kim

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Dec 2018
The parent-child relationship is one of the most significant social relations for many individuals. In particular, intergenerational ties to adult children often remain as one of the main ... More

Personality Disorders in Later Life  

S.P.J. van Alphen and S.M.J. Heijnen-Kohl

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Jan 2019
Personality disorders severely impact a person’s functioning in many ways. Although a person may have found ways to cope throughout life, at an older age underlying dysfunctional patterns ... More

Physical Contexts and Behavioral Aging  

Frank Oswald and Hans-Werner Wahl

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Jan 2019
Along with the social, economic, care-related, organizational, and technological context, the physical and infrastructural environment indoors and out of the home has gained attention in ... More

Prospective Memory and Cognitive Aging  

Simon J. Haines, Jill Talley Shelton, Julie D. Henry, Gill Terrett, Thomas Vorwerk, and Peter G. Rendell

Tasks that involve remembering to carry out future intentions (such as remembering to attend an appointment), and the cognitive processes that enable the completion of such tasks (such as ... More

Psychological Considerations for Children and Adolescents in Sport and Performance  

Mary Fry and Candace M. Hogue

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May 2018
There is a large literature base within the field of sport psychology that provides tremendous direction to coaches and parents on how to structure youth sport so that young athletes ... More

Psychological Considerations for the Older Athlete  

Bradley W. Young, Bettina Callary, and Scott Rathwell

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May 2018
Paralleling the graying of the baby boomer generation, there has been remarkable growth in the number of Masters athletes (adult sport participants generally 35+ years old) and Seniors ... More

Psychological Considerations of Adolescents in Sport and Performance  

Katherine A. Tamminen and Courtney Braun

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Dec 2017
Adolescent athletes face increasing opportunities for competition at higher levels, as well as increasing demands on their time, pressure from parents and coaches, and conflicts with ... More

Psychological Resilience and Adversarial Growth in Sport and Performance  

David Fletcher

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Dec 2018
The ability to withstand or adapt to environmental demands is an inherent aspect of performance sport. At the highest level of competition, phenomenal levels of psychological resilience are ... More

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