Abstraction and Aging: A Social Psychological Analysis by Jason S. Lee

By Jason S. Lee

Abstraction is one part of highbrow functioning. The research of abstraction permits tremendous invaluable insights into human intelligence. whereas this monograph exhibits that the facility to imagine abstractly declines a bit of with age, there are various variables deciding upon summary considering and its relation to intelligence over the life-span. This monograph defines abstraction from all angles of notion, contrasting it with high-order pondering and stereotyped pondering; it discusses and evaluates assessments of summary considering; and it offers new findings in sociological and mental learn on abstraction.

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5. What Longitudinal Research Suggests about the Relationship between Age and Abstraction Many conclusions drawn from the longitudinal studies described here support the view that general intelligence stays on an even keel well into adulthood and declines only late in life. On the basis of this generalization we might infer that a similar pattern of stability exists for abstraction . 1 is entirely a function of variation in cohortrelated factors. That would be premature, however, for we have yet to consider the shortcomings of current longitudinal studies of intellectual development in adulthood.

The definition of stereotyping as undifferentiated thinking about concepts is central to the refined definition of abstraction. " The French printer Didot is credited with first using the word stereotype in 1798 to refer to the inked mold that produces an image over and over again without variation or change. A definition of stereotyping that explicitly expresses the idea that the mind is like a rigid mold when it thinks stereotypically is: "the tendency to forget or gloss over the existence and meaning of individual differences and to force upon all members of a certain group a single 'type,' characteristic, or pattern" (Fishman, 1956, pp.

Introduction With abstraction defined and conceptually clarified, we may now proceed to think about the development of this mode of thought over the life course. The first thing to establish is that abstraction is an integral part of intellectual growth in the first two decades of life. Whereas quite a lot of theory and empirical work concerns cognitive development in youth, much less research attention is focused on the much longer period of adulthood. Thus, certain that abstraction improves with age early in life, we shall concentrate on issues surrounding its development throughout the adult years.

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