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Birth cohort differences in cognitive aging: Secular trends in cognitive functioning and decline over 30 years in three population-based Swedish samples


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Title: Birth cohort differences in cognitive aging: Secular trends in cognitive functioning and decline over 30 years in three population-based Swedish samples
Authors: Karlsson, Peter
E-mail: peter.karlsson@hh.se
Issue Date: 4-May-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Karlsson, P., Thorvaldsson, V., Skoog, I., Skoog, J., & Johansson, B. (Submitted). What can we expect of cognition after 70? A study of cognitive decline, stability, and gain between 70 and 79 years in three Swedish birth cohorts.

II. Karlsson, P., Thorvaldsson, V., Skoog, I., Gudmundsson, P., & Johansson, B. (2015). Birth cohort differences in fluid cognition in old age: Comparisons of trends in levels and change trajectories over 30 years in three population-based samples. Psychology and Aging, 30(1), 83-94.
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III. Thorvaldsson, V., Karlsson, P., Skoog, J., Skoog, I., & Johansson, B. (2017). Better cognition in new birth cohorts of 70 year olds, but greater decline thereafter. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 72(1), 16-24.
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IV. Karlsson, P., Johansson, B, Skoog, I., Skoog, J., Rydén, L., &. Thorvaldsson, V. (Submitted). Cohort differences in the association of Cardiovascular Risk and cognitive aging.
Date of Defence: 2018-05-25
Disputation: Fredagen 25 maj 2018, kl. 10.00, sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Aging
cardiovascular risk factors
cognitive decline
cohort differences
fluid and crystallized abilities
Flynn effect
longitudinal
Abstract: The overarching aim of this thesis was to investigate birth cohort differences in level of cognitive functioning and change in later life in three population-based representative samples drawn from the Gerontological and Geriatric Population Studies in Gothenburg (H70), Sweden. We used data from cohorts, born in 1901-02, 1906-07, and 1930, measured at ages 70, 75, and 79 on the same cognitive measures. In Study I we investigated cohort differences in the proportions of individuals showing cogn... more
ISBN: 978-91-984488-8-7
ISSN: 1101-718X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/56193
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