Nature and consequences of developmental change in speed of processing
Journal/Book: Swiss J Psychology. 1996; 55: Langgass-Strasse 76, CH-3000 Bern 9, Switzerland. Verlag Hans Huber. 133-138.
Abstract: This article explores the hypothesis that processing speed is a mechanism of cognitive development. Three primary topics are addressed: (a) evidence indicating that age differences in processing speed reflect developmental change in a global mechanism that limits processing speed on most tasks; (b) artifactual and nonartifactual explanations of age differences in processing speed; and the impact of change in processing speed on cognitive development.
Note: Article R Kail, Purdue Univ, Dept Psychol Sci, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
Keyword(s): COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENT; INSPECTION TIME; CHILDHOOD; ADOLESCENCE; MEMORY