Social factors and long-term memory
About this project
In the second study, the effects of social and cognitive activities on episodic (recall and recognition) and semantic (knowledge and fluency) were examined in aged group 65-85. The results showed unidirectional effects of social activity on episodic memory. (On line publication in the British Journal of Psychology). In the third study, the direct effects of marriage and leisure activity on episodic memory and their mediating effects via health were tested in different age cohorts from 40 to 85 years old. By using structural regression modeling, it was found married people had memory performance 10 years than single and widowed people. Leisure activity also predicted episodic memory performance 10 years on, but indirectly via health. (Submitted for publication).