Adult Aging, Cognition, Perception, & Sensation. Presented by Gloria Perry & Debbie Barrineau EPY 8070. Cognition. Rybash, Roodin, & Hoyer ( 1995) define cognition as
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“ the collection of processes that serves to transform, organize, select, retain, and interpret information” (p. 92).
“the ability to detect structures and events in the environment” (Rybash,Roodin, & Hoyer, 1995, p. 93).
(Cavanaugh, 1990, p. 139).
(Cavanaugh, 1990, p. 143)
1) Neural changes
2) Sensory changes
3) Metabolic changes
4) Mechanical changes
While some people see events as a challenge and an opportunity for growth, others may see those same events as a source of tension, anxiety and dread (Cavanaugh, 1990, p. 339).