de.mpg.escidoc.pubman.appbase.FacesBean
English
 
Help Guide Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  The aging of the social mind: Differential effects on components of social understanding

Reiter, A., Kanske, P., Eppinger, B., & Li, S.-C. (2017). The aging of the social mind: Differential effects on components of social understanding. Scientific Reports, 7: 11046. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10669-4.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002D-EFD9-F Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0002-00D0-2
Genre: Journal Article

Files

show Files
hide Files
:
Reiter_Kanske_2017.pdf (Publisher version), 2MB
Description:
-
Visibility:
Public
MIME-Type / Checksum:
application/pdf / [MD5]
Technical Metadata:
Copyright Date:
-
Copyright Info:
-
License:
-

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Reiter, Andrea1, 2, Author              
Kanske, Philipp3, 4, Author              
Eppinger, Ben1, 5, 6, Author
Li, Shu-Chen1, Author
Affiliations:
1Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, TU Dresden, Germany, escidoc:persistent22              
2Department Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, escidoc:634549              
3Department Social Neuroscience, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, escidoc:634552              
4Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, TU Dresden, Germany, escidoc:persistent22              
5Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada, escidoc:persistent22              
6PERFORM Center, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada, escidoc:persistent22              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: -
 Abstract: Research in younger adults dissociates cognitive from affective facets of social information processing, rather than promoting a monolithic view of social intelligence. An influential theory on adult development suggests differential effects of aging on cognitive and affective functions. However, this dissociation has not been directly tested in the social domain. Employing a newly developed naturalistic paradigm that disentangles facets of the social mind within an individual, we show multi-directionality of age-related differences. Specifically, components of the socio-cognitive route – Theory of Mind and metacognition – are impaired in older relative to younger adults. Nevertheless, these social capacities are still less affected by aging than factual reasoning and metacognition regarding non-social content. Importantly, the socio-affective route is well-functioning, with no decline in empathy and elevated compassion in the elderly. These findings contribute to an integrated theory of age-related change in social functioning and inform interventions tailored to specifically reinstate socio-cognitive skills in old age.

Details

show
hide
Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2017-06-142017-08-112017-09-08
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: -
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Method: -
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10669-4
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Scientific Reports
  Abbreviation : Sci. Rep.
Source Genre: Journal
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: London, UK : Nature Publishing Group
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 7 Sequence Number: 11046 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2045-2322
CoNE: http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2045-2322