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The Psychology of Ageing and Dementia, 2021/22, Semester 1
Prof David Bunce
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


D Park & N Schwarz. Cognitive aging : a primer  

West, R.L. (1996). An application of prefrontal cortex theory to cognitive aging. Psychological bulletin. ISSN: 0033-2909, 120, 272-292  

Salthouse (1996), The processing-speed theory of adult age differences in cognition. Psychological Review, 103, 403-428  


D Park & N Schwarz. Cognitive aging : a primer

Bunce, D., & Sisa, L. (2002). Age differences in perceived workload across a short vigil. Ergonomics. ISSN: 0014-0139, 45, 949-960.

Robertson, I.H. (2003). The absent mind: Attention and error. The psychologist. ISSN: 0952-8229, Vol 16, No 9, 476-479.


D Park & N Schwarz. Cognitive aging : a primer

Bunce, D. (2003). Cognitive support at encoding attenuates age differences in recollective experience among adults of lower frontal lobe function. Neuropsychology, 17, 353-361.


Salthouse (1996), The processing-speed theory of adult age differences in cognition. Psychological Review, 103, 403-428.

R.M., & Kenny, D.A. (1986). The moderator-mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51, 1173-1182  


Palmer et al. (2002). Differential evolution of cognitive impairment in nondemented older persons: Results from the Kungsholmen Project. American journal of psychiatry. ISSN: 0002-953X; 1535-7228, 159, 436-442.   

Petersen, R.C. (2003). Ed.), Mild cognitive impairment : aging to Alzheimer's disease ISBN: 0195123425 (hbk.). Chapter 1 Conceptual overview.      

Winblad et al. (2004). Mild cognitive impairment – beyond controversies, towards a consensus: report of the International Working Group on Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of internal medicine. ISSN: 0954-6820, 256, 240-246   

Intraindividual RT variability (Attention)  

Hultsch et al. (2000). Intraindividual variability in cognitive performance in older adults: Comparison of adults with mild dementia, adults with arthritis, and healthy adults. Neuropsychology. ISSN: 0894-4105, 14, 588-598.  

 Bunce, D., Young, M.S., Blane, A., & Khugputh, P. (2012). Age and inconsistency in driving performance. Accident analysis and prevention. ISSN: 0001-4575, 49, 293-299. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.01.001   

 Bunce, D., Anstey,K.J., Cherbuin, N., Burns, R., Christensen, H., Wen, W., & Sachdev, P. (2010). Cognitive deficits predict frontal and temporal lobe white matter lesions in middle-aged adults living in the community. PLoSONE 5 (10): e13567; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013567  

Bunce, D, Handley, R., Gaines, S.O. Jr. (2008). Depression, anxiety, and within-person variability in adults aged 18 to 85 years. Psychology and aging. ISSN: 0882-7974, 23, 848-858.  

Bunce, D., & Bauermeister, S. (2019). Intraindividual reaction time variability, attention, and age-related outcomes. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. doi:    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 29/10/2020) 

Haynes, B.I., Bauermeister, S., & Bunce, D. (2017). A systematic review of longitudinal associations between reaction time intraindividual variability and age-related cognitive decline or impairment, dementia and mortality. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23, 431-445. doi:10.1017/S1355617717000236  


Clegg A, Young J, Illiff S, Rikkert, MO & Rockwood K (2013). Frailty in elderly people. Lancet, 381, 752-762.  

Bunce, D, Batterham, P.J., & Mackinnon, A.J. (2018). Long-term associations between physical frailty and performance in specific cognitive domains. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx177 

 APOE/Brain reserve and cognitive performance

 Bunce, D., Kivipelto. M.,& Wahlin, Å. (2004). Utilization of cognitive support in episodic free recall as a function of apolipoprotein E, vitamin B12 or folate among adults aged 75 years and older. Neuropsychology. ISSN: 0894-4105, 18, 362-370  

 Bunce, D., Anstey, K.J., Cherbuin, N., Gautam, P., Sachdev, P., & Easteal, S. (2012). APOE genotype and entorhinal cortex volume in cognitively intact community-dwelling adults in midlife and early old age. Journal of Alzheimer's disease. ISSN: 1387-2877; 1875-8908, 30, 935-942. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2012-112126

 Bunce, D., Bielak, A.A.M., Anstey,K.J., Cherbuin, N., Batterham, P.J., & Easteal, S. (2014). APOE genotype and cognitive change in young, middle-aged, and older adults living in the community. The journals of gerontology. Series A, biological sciences and medical sciences. ISSN: 1079-5006, 69(4):379–386 doi:10.1093/gerona/glt103

 Stern, Y. (2002). What is cognitive reserve? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society ISSN: 1355-6177; 1469-7661, 8, 448-460.  

Barulli D & Stern Y. (2013). Efficiency, capacity, compensation, maintenance, plasticity: emerging concepts in cognitive reserve. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17 (10), 502-509.  

 Physical fitness

Bunce, D., Barrowclough, A, & Morris, I. (1996). Psychology and aging. ISSN: 0882-7974, 11, 671-682  

Colcombe, S., & Kramer, A.F. (2003). Fitness effects on the cognitive function of older adults: A meta-analytic study. Psychological science. ISSN: 0956-7976, 14, 125-130.  

Kramer, A.F. & Colcombe, S. (2018). Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Study - Revisited. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 213-217. DOI: 10.1177/1745691617707316

 Fratiglioni, L., Paillard-Borg, S., & Winblad, B. (2004). An active and socially integrated lifestyle in late life might protect against dementia. Lancet : neurology. ISSN: 1474-4422, 3, 343-353.  

 Salthouse, T.A. (2006). Mental exercise and mental aging: Evaluating the validity of the ‘Use it or lose it’ hypothesis. Perspectives on psychological science. ISSN: 1745-6916, 1, 68-87.  

 Age, cognition and mental health readings

Ameida, DM et al. (2011). The speedometer of life: Stress, health and aging. In KW Schaie & SL Willis (Eds.). Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (7th Ed). (Chapter 12)     

Byers AL,Yaffe K (2011). Depression and risk of developing dementia. Nat Rev Neurol 7:323-331

Bunce, D, Batterham, P.J., Christensen, H, Mackinnon, A.J. (2014). Causal associations between depression and cognition in a community-based cohort of older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22:12.

Bunce, D, Handley, R., Gaines, S.O. Jr. (2008). Depression, anxiety, and within-person variability in adults aged 18 to 85 years. Psychology and aging. ISSN: 0882-7974, 23, 848-858.  

 Early screening for dementia

 Backman et al. (2005). Cognitive impairment in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease: A meta analysis, Neuropsychology. ISSN: 0894-4105, 19, 520-531.  

 Brayne C & Davis D (2012). Making Alzheimer’s and dementia research fit for populations. Lancet. ISSN: 0140-6736; 1474-547X, 380, 1441-43.  

Jack et al. (2010). Hypothetical model of dynamic biomarkers of the Alzheimer’s pathological cascade. The Lancet Neurology, 9, 119-128.  


 Backman, L., Small, B.J., & Fratiglioni, L. (2001). Stability of the preclinical episodic memory deficit in Alzheimer’s disease, Brain. ISSN: 0006-8950; 1460-2156 (online), 124, 96-102.  

 Fratiglioni, L., & Rocca, W.A. (2001). Epidemiology of dementia. In F. Boller & S.F. Cappa (Eds.). Handbook of neuropsychology. Vol. 6, Aging and dementia ISBN: 0444503633 (cased) : No price; 0444503722 (pbk.) : No price; 0444503765 (series : cased); 0444503773 (series : pbk.) (2nd Ed), Vol 6, Chapter 10.    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Kling M.A et al. (2013) Vascular disease and dementia: Paradigm shifts to drive research in new directions. Alzheimer's and dementia ISSN: 1552-5260, 9, 76-92.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Sachdev, PS, Blacker, D, Blazer DG, Ganguli, M, Jeste DV, Paulsen JS & Peterson RC (2014). Classifying neurocognitive disorders: The DSM-5 approach. Nature reviews : neurology. ISSN: 1759-4758, 10, 634-642. Doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2014.181  

This list was last updated on 19/07/2021