Effects of Age and Everyday Stress on Prose Recall

Time and Location
Poster Session IV - Board: IV-019
Friday May 23, 2008, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Jennifer A. Geisler
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Dean D. VonDras
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Story grammar analysis of the Weschler Memory Scale Logical Memory subtest showed everyday stress and age effects on prose recall. Older adults produced more recall errors and created sparser stories than younger adults. Everyday stress and age also appear to affect the type of story structure recalled.

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