Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline With AgeFor this week’s assignment, pick one area of cognition that interests you (e.g., memory, language, visuospatial abilities, attention, processing speed, decision making, reasoning, or comportment/behavior) and write a paper describing the expected or “normal” age-related changes in this area (or lack of change if appropriate). In your paper address the basis for these changes or the reasons why this area of cognition is less vulnerable to age-related change. You should also include a description of how to differentiate the so-called “normal” age-related changes from those that may indicate a more serious condition.
Schaie, K. W. & Willis, S. L. (2011). Handbook of the psychology of aging (7th ed.). London: Elsevier.
The research paper
- Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least three scholarly sources, two of which must be original, peer-reviewed research articles, in addition to the course text