Acquisition and Retention

  • Timothy A. Salthouse
Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive Development book series (SSCOG)


Although it is often referred to as if it were a single process, memory is not a unitary ability but instead consists of many diverse aspects with a variety of different age trends. One particularly dramatic illustration of how age selectively affects some facets of memory more than others is available in a contrast of the age functions for a paired-associate task and a digit-span task.


Retention Interval Associative Strength Proactive Interference Incidental Learning Retroactive Interference 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy A. Salthouse
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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