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Manchester Longitudinal Study:

Rabbitt, P., Donlan, C., Bent, N., McInnes, L. et al. (1993). The University of Manchester Age and Cognitive Performance Research Centre and North East Age Research Longitudinal Programmes, 1982 to 1997. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie, 26, 176-183.

Rabbitt, P., Donlan, C., Watson, P., McInnes, L., & Bent, N. (1995). Unique and interactive effects of depression, age, socioeconomic advantage and gender on cognitive performance of normal healthy older people. Psychology & Aging, 10, 307-313.

Victoria Longitudinal Study:

Hultsch, D. F., Hertzog, C., Dixon, R. A., & Small, B. J. (1998). Memory change in the aged. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

The Seattle Longitudinal Studies of adult intelligence

Bosworth, H. B., Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (1999). Cognitive and sociodemographic risk factors for mortality in the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 54B, P273-P282.

Schaie, K. W. (1998).. In M. P. Lawton, & T. A. Salthouse, Eds. (1998). Essential papers on the psychology of aging (pp. 263-271). New York, NY: New York University Press.

Schaie, K. W. (1993). The Seattle Longitudinal Studies of adult intelligence. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2, 171-175.

The Berlin Aging Study

P. B. Baltes & K. U. Mayer (Eds.), The Berlin Aging Study: Aging from 70 to 100.
New York: Cambridge University Press.

•Singer, T., Verhaeghen, P., Ghisletta, P., Lindenberger, U., & Baltes, P. B.
(2003). The fate of cognition in very old age: Six- year longitudinal findings in
the Berlin Aging Study (BASE). Psychology and Aging, 18, 318-331.

Kunzman, U., Little, T. D., & Smith, J. (2000). Is age-related stability of
subjective well-being a paradox? Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence from
the Berlin Aging Study. Psychology and Aging, 15, 511-526.

Other Mentionable Studies

Haynie, D. A., Berg, S., Johansson, B., Gatz, M., & Zarit, S. H. (2001).
Symptoms of depression in the oldest old: A longitudinal study. Journal of
Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 56B, P111-P118.

Attitudes to Ageing Study (

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) & Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) (

The Nun Study (

The New England Centenarian Study, Harvard University

V.A. Normative Study of Aging (

•Dementia Study ( )

•Info About Swedish Twins Dementia Study
( )

Research Films

28 Up (1984)
35 Up (1991)
42 UP (1999)

Every 7 years since 1964, Director Michael Apted ) has documented the lives of 14 people beginning in their childhood (age 7) up to this latest installment (age 42). (more information in the films section)


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