Cautiousness and verbal learning in adulthood.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Twenty-two young (age 17-21)and 22 old (age 60-74) men and women participated in an investigation designed to determine the extent to which age differences in omission errors and performance in a serial learning task are accounted for by cautiousness. Age differences were found on the measures of cautiousness, and verbal learning, with young adults making more correct responses and proportionately fewer omission errors on the learning task and taking greater risks on the risk-taking tasks. The results indicated that cautiousness measures accounted for age differences in omission errors but not in performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Okun, MA; Siegler, IC; George, LK

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 97

PubMed ID

  • 618972

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geronj/33.1.94


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States