Applying Brinley plots to individuals: effects of aging on performance distributions in two speeded tasks.
Maylor, Elizabeth A. and Rabbitt, Patrick. (1994) Applying Brinley plots to individuals: effects of aging on performance distributions in two speeded tasks. Psychology and Aging, Vol.9 (No.2). pp. 224-30. ISSN 0882-7974Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0882-79220.127.116.11
This article describes the application of Brinley plots to performance distributions from 2 speeded tasks, namely, letter coding and visual search. Ss were aged either 60 years (n = 111) or 75 years (n = 111). Response times within each age group were ranked and then plotted against each other so that the best 60-year-old was paired with the best 75-year-old, and so on. For both tasks, linear fits to the functions were almost perfect, with slopes greater than 1 and with negative intercepts. Additive and multiplicative models of aging were rejected in favor of a general linear model, with different parameters for the letter coding and visual search tasks.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Ability, Influence of age on, Age and intelligence, Cognition -- Testing, Human information processing -- Age factors|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychology and Aging|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Official Date:||June 1994|
|Page Range:||pp. 224-30|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC)|
|Grant number:||PG8612638 (MRC), (ESRC)|
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