By Thomas M. Hess, Fredda Blanchard-Fields

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    --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY (2002, Vol. forty seven, No. 3)

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3 suggests that intervention programs to improve cognitive functioning should be multifaceted (cf. Lachman, in press). Older adults who improve their cognitive performance do not necessarily improve their beliefs about control which may limit long-term benefits of intervention. Although for younger adults performance experience may be sufficient for changes in self-efficacy, this does not appear to be the case for the elderly (Bandura, 1997). Thus, an intervention that is directly focused on changing beliefs is recommended in conjunction with teaching strategies for improving cognitive performance (Lachman, in press).

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