Psychology of Older Adult Learning

Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL, volume 7)


The intersection between learning and late-life development is especially complex and influenced by an extensive variety of cognitive processes. Mast et al., (2008) point towards three key observations related to our knowledge as to how the brain changes in the context of adult development, and consequently, its effect on learning in later life. First, empirical observations of direct links between agerelated brain changes and the learning activities of older adults remain relatively unspecified.


Episodic Memory Semantic Memory Autobiographical Memory Fluid Intelligence Remote Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of MaltaMalta

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