A meta analytic review of prospective memory and aging

Henry, Julie D., MacLeod, Mairi S., Phillips, Louise H. and Crawford, John R. (2004) A meta analytic review of prospective memory and aging. Psychology and Aging, 19 1: 27-39. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.19.1.27

Author Henry, Julie D.
MacLeod, Mairi S.
Phillips, Louise H.
Crawford, John R.
Title A meta analytic review of prospective memory and aging
Journal name Psychology and Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-7974
Publication date 2004-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0882-7974.19.1.27
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 27
End page 39
Total pages 13
Place of publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A meta-analysis of prospective memory (PM) studies revealed that in laboratory settings younger participants outperform older participants on tests of both time- and event-based PM (rs = −.39 and −.34, respectively). Event-based PM tasks that impose higher levels of controlled strategic demand are associated with significantly larger age effects than event-based PM tasks that are supported by relatively more automatic processes (rs = −.40 vs. −.14, respectively). However, contrary to the prevailing view in the literature, retrospective memory as measured by free recall is associated with significantly greater age-related decline (r = −.52) than PM, and older participants perform substantially better than their younger counterparts in naturalistic PM studies (rs = .35 and.52 for event- and time-based PM, respectively).
Keyword Aging
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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