The Concept of Gains in Cognitive Aging
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The term “gains” has been used with increasing frequency in the study of psychological aspects of human development, especially life-span human development. Clearly, developmental gains are to be distinguished from developmental “losses.” Nevertheless, the meaning and use of the former term, and its relationship to the latter term, have not been fully examined. In this chapter, I focus on the concept of gains as it applies to development throughout life, and especially in late life.