The Obsolete Self: Philosophical Dimensions of Aging by Joseph Esposito

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A. MILLER, T. R. BASHORE, L. A. FARWELL, & E. ) in P300 response predict sustained elevation in blood pressure? The short- and long-term implications of blood pressure changes in the elderly are particularly deserving of continuing research, given the high rate of blood pressure problems in this population. Questions about consistency across measures and across individuals within an age group deserve increased attention in future research. As a second general issue, how does one decide that an age-related change is a "decline" in function, particularly without reference to a specific subject goal or task context?

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Attneave, 1959; Corso, 1967). Figure 2-1 is a hypothetical block diagram that shows the functional aspects of human behavior and illustrates the relationship of other classes of variables (genetic matrix and rehabilitation programs) to the behavioral process (Corso, 198la). The model provides an organizational structure within which large segments of the biological and psychological literature on aging may be subsumed, including sensory-perceptual processes, learning, memory, motor performance, and affective behavior.

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