Cognitive Reserve and Emotional Stimuli in Older Individuals: Level of Education Moderates the Age-Related Positivity Effect

BRUNO D., Brown A. D. , Kapucu A. , Marmar C. R. , POMARA N.

EXPERIMENTAL AGING RESEARCH, cilt.40, ss.208-223, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/0361073x.2014.882212
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.208-223


Background/Study Context: A frequently observed age-related effect is a preference in older individuals for positive stimuli. The cognitive control model proposes that this positivity effect may be mediated by executive functions. We propose that cognitive reserve, operationally defined as years of education, which tempers cognitive decline and has been linked to executive functions, should also influence the age-related positivity effect, especially as age advances.