After reading this chapter, you should gain an understanding and appreciation of:
- Age-related changes in crystallized and fluid intelligence.
- Age-related changes in sensory, short-term, working, and long-term memory.
- The key concepts, age-related changes, and research applications around practical problem solving, judgment, and decision making.
- Real world cognition and how older adults think as they perform everyday tasks (e.g., driving, taking medications, and using technology).
- The factors that contribute to individual differences in cognitive changes (e.g., health, education, and social engagement).