Faculty Publications

Title

A pilot study of performance in young and middle-aged adults on verbal recall

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

112

Issue

3

First Page

799

Last Page

802

Abstract

The objective was to explore whether middle-aged adults (M age = 48.9 yr.; n = 26) differed on verbal recall from young adults (M age = 26.3 yr.; n = 26). Little data exist on the performance of middle-aged, healthy adults. Groups of young and middle-aged adults recalled words from the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test across six trials during a single session. The same 15 words were used for recall in Trials 1-5. Prior to the sixth trial, 15 distractor words were presented. Participants then recalled the original set of 15 words. No significant differences occurred on any of the recall trials. Although the power of this study was low, the effect of age is apparently quite small. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 2011.

Original Publication Date

6-1-2011

DOI of published version

10.2466/10.23.28.PMS.112.3.799-802

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