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Positive and negative social exchanges and cognitive aging in young-old adults: Differential associations across family, friend, and spouse domains

Windsor, Tim; Gerstorf, Denis; Pearson, E.L.; Ryan, Lindsay; Anstey, Kaarin


We examined how positive and negative social exchanges with friends, family, and spouses were related to cognitive aging in episodic and working memory, and perceptual speed. To do so, we used a large sample of cognitively intact young-old participants from the PATH Through Life Study (PATH; aged 60 to 64 years at baseline, n = 1,618) who were assessed on 3 occasions over 8 years. Additional replication analyses were conducted using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which provided data on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychology and Aging
DOI: 10.1037/a0035256


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