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dc.contributor.authorShipp, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorSells, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorAnthony, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-13T00:02:42Z
dc.date.available2019-07-13T00:02:42Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationShipp , N , Sells , A & Anthony , S 2019 , ' The concreteness effect in healthy ageing; An attenuation or preservation? ' Experimental Psychology Society , Bournemouth , United Kingdom , 10/07/19 - 12/07/19 , .
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dc.identifier.otherPURE: 17079476
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21428
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has shown that adults process concrete words faster when they share a taxonomic (similarity) relationship, and process abstract words faster when sharing a thematic (association) relationship (Crutch, Connell & Warrington, 2009). The current study tested if this dissociation could be replicated with older adults (65+) given conflicting evidence of the attenuation/preservation of the concreteness effect in healthy aging (Borghi & Setti, 2017; Peters & Daum, 2008). Healthy younger (N = 17) and older (N = 17) adults completed the odd-one-out task employed by Crutch et al. using four item sets in which the related words were either concrete or abstract, and related by similarity or association, e.g., Jeep-Taxi-Lorry-Mushroom (concrete-similarity), Crime-Punishment-Theft-Mimic (abstract-association). A significant interaction was found between concept type and semantic relation whereby reaction times were faster for concrete-similarity over concrete-association words, and faster for abstract-association over abstract-similarity words. No age effects were found in processing concrete or abstract concepts. The concreteness effect was found to be present for both younger and older adults suggesting that, contrary to expectation, older adults still show an advantage in processing concrete over abstract concepts with implications for Embodied Cognition.en
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dc.titleThe concreteness effect in healthy ageing; An attenuation or preservation?en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Thinking
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.description.statusNon peer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2019
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