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The Long Beach Longitudinal Study
The Long Beach Longitudinal Study (LBLS) of cognition and aging seeks to study change and the predictors of change in cognitive processes across the adult life span. The LBLS approach to cognitive change and aging involves:
  • evaluating individual differences in performance on cognitive measures
  • relating sociodemographic phenomena (e.g. birth cohort, gender) to cognitive performance
  • understanding how individual charateristics (e.g. personality, physical and mental health, affect) influence cognitive abilities.
Participants are generally 30 years of age or older -- approximately 75% of our past participants are currently over 70! Most reside in Long Beach, or in nearby cities within Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Orange counties.
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NEWS: 15.July.2008 Photo Gallery

Elizabeth Zelinski recently discussed the wisdom of older adults on 89.3 KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) with Patt Morrison. You can access the discussion HERE. This file requires the program RealPlayer.

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