Cognitive performance more consistent in older than younger adults

12 August, 2013 in subject Okategoriserade

Along with Florian Schmiedek and Ulman Lindenberger of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, ARC researcher Martin Lövdén has investigated day-to-day variability in cognitive performance in older (65-80 year-old) and younger (20-31 year-old) adults. The researchers found that although the older adults performed at a lower average level than younger adults, day-to-day performance was more consistent in the older group.
The article, “Keeping It Steady: Older Adults Perform More Consistently on Cognitive Tasks Than Younger Adults,” was published in the journal Psychological Science and has received a great deal of media attention.
Read more in English:
Press release at EurikaAlert: Young vs. old: Who performs more consistently?
Psych Central: Are Older Workers More Reliable?
Mail Online: Older workers are more reliable than younger ones and have ‘fewer bad days at the office’, study shows
Huffington Post: Older People Don’t Really Have ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ Days For Memory, Study Finds
The Telegraph: Older workers more reliable, study finds 
Examiner: Seniors outperform young people on stability and reliability on cognitive tests
Fox News: Older workers have fewer senior moments
Money News: AARP survey: Many Older Workers Start Their Own Businesses, Thrive
Read more in German:
OnMedia: Senioren-Gehirn ist zuverlässiger
Agitano: Studie: Jung oder Alt – Wer zeigt die zuverlässigeren Leistungen?
Deutsch Türkische Nachrichten: Studie: Ältere Mitarbeiter sind produktiver
Berliner Morgenpost: Ältere Mitarbeiter sind oft zuverlässiger als junge
Deutsche Gesundheits Nachrichten: Ältere Mitarbeiter sind produktiver und zuverlässiger
Arbeitsschutz-Portal: Studie: Ältere Arbeitnehmer sind produktiver und zuverlässiger
DocCheck News: Geistige Leistungsfähigkeit: Im Alter zuverlässiger