EXPERIMENTAL STRESS AND LEARNING IN THE AGED

William G. Troyer, Carl Eisdorfer, Morton D. Bogdonoff

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Abstract

SERIAL ROTE VERBAL LEARNING UNDER FAST (4 SEC.) AND SLOW (10 SEC.) PACING WAS ADMINISTERED TO 6 GROUPS OF AGED MEN OVER 60 (MEAN AGE = 67.8, N = 54) UNDER 3 LEVELS OF EXPERIMENTAL STRESS. MAXIMAL EFFECTS OF INDUCED STRESS INCLUDING RESPONSE INHIBITION WERE PREDICTED FOR SLOWER PACING. RESULTS CONFIRMED THE HYPOTHESIS AND SUGGEST THAT THE INCREASED LEARNING AND RESPONSIVITY OF AGED SS WITH LONGER EXPOSURE DURATION MAY BE A FUNCTION OF ANXIETY REDUCTION. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1967

Keywords

  • LEARNING/SERIAL ROTE VERBAL, & EXPERIMENTAL STRESS, MEN OVER 60 YRS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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    Troyer, W. G., Eisdorfer, C., & Bogdonoff, M. D. (1967). EXPERIMENTAL STRESS AND LEARNING IN THE AGED. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 72(1), 65-70. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0024192