Four Principles of Life Span Developmental Psychology

One central idea of life span developmental psychology is that development concerns not only the biologically determined differentiation and growth of psychological factors in children. Development is rather seen as taking place from the very beginning until the end of human life, with any phase having its own specific importance for the entire course of development (e.g., Baltes & Baltes, 1990). For the life span development of prospective memory, this means that we need to describe and...

Prospective Memory in Substance Abuse

Overview Over the past decades, there has been an increasing use of recreational drugs in many countries. Cognitive deficits due to the abuse of drugs such as alcohol, MDMA (ecstasy), or cannabis have been well described in various domains (Parrott, 2001 Pope, 2002 B. Rodgers et al., 2005). A considerable number of studies have begun to address whether drug abusers have impaired prospective memory abilities. The hypothesis was tested that prospective memory is disrupted due to the abuse of...