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Aging and Intelligence

  1. Shu-Chen Li1,
  2. Karen Z. H. Li2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0028

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Li, S.-C. and Li, K. Z. H. 2010. Aging and Intelligence. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

  2. 2

    Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Phenomena of aging effects on intellectual and cognitive functioning are investigated by research approaches at the psychometric, information-processing, and biological levels. Evidence from these approaches complements each other and should be considered conjointly for a comprehensive overview of aging and intelligence. Recent neurcomputational approaches help to integrate theory and data across these levels.


  • intelligence;
  • psychometric;
  • neurocomputational;
  • processing speed;
  • executive control