Aging and Cognition takes an interdisciplinary look at cognitive aging - how it happens and how to study it. The first part of the book explores methods for measuring cognitive change, including how to study cohort effects. The second part explores the social and psychological factors associated with cognitive aging. And, finally, a brief concluding section explores how to use research findings to improve the everyday functioning of adults - a challenging task because everyday functioning relies on complex cognitive tasks, while most cognitive research measures only basic cognitive tasks. This book is suitable for cognitive psychologists; experimental psychologists; developmental psychologists; geropsychologists; neuropsychologists; and graduate students in cognitive and developmental psychology courses and their professors.