Type of psychology: Cognition; intelligence and intelligence testing;
learning; memory; psychopathology; sensation and perception Fields of study: Aging; behavioral and cognitive models; cognitive processes; social perception and cognition; thought
Behavioral scientists have become increasingly interested in studying the cognitive changes that occur in the elderly across time. Studies have been conducted in order to assist individuals in their adjustment to aging as well as to unlock the secrets of the aging process itself.
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When over eighty years of age, the poet Bryant said that he had added more than ten years to his life by taking a simple exercise while dressing in the morning. Those who knew Bryant and the facts of his life never doubted the truth of this statement.