OBJECTIVE: 11-4 Aging and Intelligence. Do we get dumber as we get older?. Phase I: Cross Sectional Evidence for Intellectual Decline. Cross Sectional Research: Intelligence t ests and comparisons between people of various ages.
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Do we get dumber as we get older?
Intelligence is not a single trait, but a rather a number of distinct skills and abilities.
A study of more than 2000 people over 75 in Cambridge revealed a steeper intelligence decline.
One’s accumulated knowledge and verbal skills, tends to increaseswithage.
The ability to reason speedily and abstractly (solving math problems) tends to decrease in late adulthood.