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2015-03-19Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1159/000371757
Editorial: Subjective Perceptions of Memory Functioning in Old Age - Nature, Correlates, and Developmental Trajectories
dc.contributor.authorHülür, Gizem
dc.contributor.authorGerstorf, Denis
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-25T09:59:59Z
dc.date.available2019-11-25T09:59:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-19none
dc.date.updated2019-09-23T13:50:58Z
dc.identifier25790841
dc.identifier.issn0304-324X
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21548
dc.description.abstractSubjective memory complaints are often used as diagnostic criteria for several neurocognitive disorders. Although a number of studies have examined subjective memory and its associations with memory functioning in adulthood and old age, it is still an open question whether subjective perceptions of one's memory indicate actual memory functioning or whether they are rather derived from factors other than memory, such as depressive symptoms. The studies in this special section examine subjective perceptions of memory functioning and their associations with objectively measured memory performance in general and in clinical populations. The four articles adopt cross-sectional and longitudinal methodologies and offer key insights into the nature, correlates, and developmental trajectories of subjective memory. To begin with, the studies compiled in this special section demonstrate that changes in subjective memory perceptions are indeed associated with changes in memory performance [Zimprich and Kurtz, this issue, pp. 223-231], but the size of associations between levels of and changes in subjective memory and memory performance is in part modulated by personality characteristics and depressive symptoms [Hülür et al., this issue, pp. 232-240]. Second, the studies compiled here show that factors other than memory are also closely associated with memory perceptions, including functional health as well as domain-general and health-specific control beliefs [Luszcz et al., this issue, pp. 241-250]. Third, the study by Thompson et al. [this issue, pp. 251-257] shows that self- and informant-reports of retrospective and prospective memory difficulties are not associated with performance-based measures and does not sufficiently differentiate between healthy controls and patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. In our editorial, we put these findings in perspective and discuss implications for research and practice. To extend our knowledge, we conclude by outlining two key avenues for future research: (i) longitudinal multivariate studies of the construct space surrounding subjective memory and (ii) the viability of experience sampling studies with daily or hourly measurements to tackle some of the mechanisms underlying these associations.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectCognitive agingeng
dc.subjectSubjective memoryeng
dc.subjectMemory performanceeng
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin und Gesundheitnone
dc.titleEditorial: Subjective Perceptions of Memory Functioning in Old Age - Nature, Correlates, and Developmental Trajectoriesnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21548-3
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000371757none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20811
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleGerontologynone
local.edoc.pages5none
local.edoc.anmerkungThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameS. Karger AGnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeBasel, Switzerlandnone
local.edoc.container-volume61none
local.edoc.container-issue3none
local.edoc.container-firstpage218none
local.edoc.container-lastpage222none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1423-0003
local.edoc.affiliationHülür, Gizem; Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationGerstorf, Denis; Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germanynone

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