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Title:
Nonverbal recall and omission errors in normal aging
Author:
Valdiserri, Michael
Issue Date:
2002
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Omission errors made by 186 older adults were compared to those of 96 younger adults on a nonverbal delayed recall task, the Wechsler Memory Scale - Revised Visual Reproduction II subtest (WMS - R VR 2, Wechsler, 1987). Older subjects failed to reproduce both figures A and B significantly more often than younger subjects, with the greatest between--group variance occurring on figure A. The results suggest that age-related declines in nonverbal memory and delayed recall may have contributed to this pattern of performance. Furthermore, inattention and retroactive interference effects may have also been particularly relevant. Suggestions are made for subsequent research to rule out order effects by reordering the presentation of VR2 subtest stimuli and employing other measures of visual memory, visuoconstructive performance, and interference. Further understanding of older adults' performance on the WMS - R Visual Reproduction subtest would prove valuable, since it is used extensively in a variety of research and clinical settings.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Psychology, Developmental.; Psychology, Clinical.; Psychology, Cognitive.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kaszniak, Alfred W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNonverbal recall and omission errors in normal agingen_US
dc.creatorValdiserri, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorValdiserri, Michaelen_US
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOmission errors made by 186 older adults were compared to those of 96 younger adults on a nonverbal delayed recall task, the Wechsler Memory Scale - Revised Visual Reproduction II subtest (WMS - R VR 2, Wechsler, 1987). Older subjects failed to reproduce both figures A and B significantly more often than younger subjects, with the greatest between--group variance occurring on figure A. The results suggest that age-related declines in nonverbal memory and delayed recall may have contributed to this pattern of performance. Furthermore, inattention and retroactive interference effects may have also been particularly relevant. Suggestions are made for subsequent research to rule out order effects by reordering the presentation of VR2 subtest stimuli and employing other measures of visual memory, visuoconstructive performance, and interference. Further understanding of older adults' performance on the WMS - R Visual Reproduction subtest would prove valuable, since it is used extensively in a variety of research and clinical settings.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Cognitive.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKaszniak, Alfred W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1411701en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b43478955en_US
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