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  • Basak, C. & Zelinski, E. M. (2012, In Press) A hierarchical model of working memory and its change in healthy older adults. In T. P. Alloway & R. G. Alloway Working Memory: The Connected Intelligence. Psychology Press, Routledge.

  • Hindin, S. B. & Zelinski E. M. (2012). Extended practice and aerobic exercise interventions benefit untrained cognitive outcomes in older adults: A meta-analysis. Journal of the American Geriatric Association, 60(1), 136-141.

  • Zelinski E. M., Dalton S. E., Smith, G. E. (2011). Consumer-based brain fitness programs. In: Larue A, Hartman-Stein P. (Eds.) Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults: A Guide to the Use and Development of Community Programs. New York: Springer, pp 45-66.

  • Zelinski, E.M., Spina, L.M., Yaffe, K., Ruff, R. Kennison, R. F., Mahncke, H. W., & Smith, G.E. (2011). Improvement in memory with plasticity-based adaptive cognitive training: results of the 3- month follow-up. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(2), 258-65.

  • Zelinski, E. M., Dalton, S. E., & Hindin, S. B. (2011). Cognitive changes in healthy older adults. Generations, 35(2), 13-20.

  • Lewis, K. L. & Zelinski, E. M. (2010). List and text recall differ in their predictors: replication over samples and time. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 65B(4), 449-458.

  • Smith G. E., Housen P., Yaffe K., Ruff, R., Kennison, R. F., Mahncke, H. W. & Zelinski, E. M. (2009). A cognitive training program based on principles of brain plasticity: Results from the improvement in memory with plasticity-based adaptive cognitive training (IMPACT) study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(4), 94-603.

  • Zelinski, E. M. (2009). Far transfer in cognitive training of older adults. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 27(5), 455-471.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Reyes, R. (2009). Cognitive benefits of computer games for older adults. Gerontechnology, 8(4), 220-235.

  • Zelinski, E. M., Kennison, R. F., Watts, A. & Lewis, K. L. (2009). Convergence between cross-sectional and longitudinal studies: cohort matters. In H. Bosworth & C. Hertzog (Eds.), Aging and Cognition: Research Methodologies and Empirical Advances Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • McGinnis, D., Goss, R. J., Tesemer, C. & Zelinski, E. M. (2008). Inference generation in young, young-old, and old-old adults: evidence for semantic architecture stability. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22, 171-192.

  • Haley, W. E., & Zelinski, E. M. (2007). Graduate education in gerontology: the US experience. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Kennison, R. F. (2007). Not your parents' test scores: cohort reduces psychometric aging effects. Psychology and Aging, 22:3, 546-557.

  • Finch, C. E. & Zelinski, E. M. (2005). Mechanisms in the normal aging of brain structure and cognition: evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Research in Human Development, 2, 69-82.

  • Kennison, R. F. & Zelinski, E. M. (2005). Estimating age change in list recall in asset and health dynamics of oldest-old: the effects of attrition bias and missing data treatment. Psychology and Aging, 20:3, 460-475.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Kennison, R. F. (2005). Age-related changes in memory and mood. In M. Sun (Ed.), Cognition and Mood Interactions. Hauppauge, NY, US: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Gilewski, M. J. (2004). A 10-item rasch modeled memory self efficacy scale. Aging and Mental Health, 9, 293-306.


  • Lane, C. J. & Zelinski, E. M. (2003). Longitudinal hierarchical linear models of the memory functioning questionnaire. Psychology and Aging, 18:1, 38-53

  • McGinnis, D. & Zelinski, E. M. (2003). Understanding unfamiliar words in young, young-old, and old-old adults: inferential processing and the abstraction-deficit hypothesis. Psychology and Aging, 18, 497-509.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Gilewski, M. J. (2003). Effects of demographic and health variables on rasch scaled cognitive scores. Journal of Aging and Health, 15, 435-464.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Lewis, K. L. (2003). Adult age differences in multipe cognitive functions: differentiation, dedifferentiation, or process-specific change? Psychology and Aging, 18:4, 727-745.

  • Zelinski, E. M., Burnight, K. P., & Lane, C. J. (2001). The relationship between subjective and objective memory in the oldest-old: comparisons of findings from a representative and a convenience sample. Journal of Aging and Health, 13, 248-266.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Kennison, R. F. (2001). The long beach longitudinal study: evaluation of longitudinal effects of aging on memory and cognition. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 19, 45-55.

  • McGinnis, D. & Zelinski, E. M. (2000). Understanding unfamiliar words: the influence of processing resources, vocabulary knowledge, and age. Psychology and Aging, 15, 335-350.

  • Zelinski, E. M., Crimmins, E., Reynolds, S., & Seeman, T. (1998). Do medical conditions affect cognition in older adults? Health Psychology, 17, 504-512.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Stewart, S. T. (1998). Individual differences in 16-year memory changes. Psychology and Aging, 13, 622-630.

  • McGinnis, D. & Zelinski, E. M. (1997). Sixteen-year longitudinal and time lag changes in memory and cognition in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 12, 503-513.

  • Zelinski, E. M. & Hyde, J.C. (1996). Old words, new meaning: aging and sense creation. Journal of Memory and Language, 35, 689-707.


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