Enhancing Information Processing and Encoding

Changes in information processing and encoding affect learning the material in CT, particularly since much of the information taught is relatively novel. Research shows that older adults have greater difficulty learning novel concepts when these concepts are presented the same way they are presented to younger people. However, age differences in learning novel information virtually disappear when the information has contextual relevance to the older person (Carstensen & Turk-Charles, 1994; Hultsch & Dixon, 1990). Therefore, adapting the content of the material to make use of the individual's own experiences may increase the likelihood that an older adult can learn and retain the new material easily. As an example, when teaching Mr. Z problem-solving strategies, the therapist relied heavily on Mr. Z's past experiences as an engineer. Problem-solving therapy is based largely on engineering principles, and drawing parallels between the therapeutic strategy and how Mr. Z would solve engineering problems facilitated his understanding and use of these strategies.

Letting Go, Moving On

Letting Go, Moving On

Learning About Letting Go, Moving On Can Have Amazing Benefits For Your Life And Success! Don't be held back by the past - face your guilt and fears and move on! Letting go is merely arriving at a decision, no more allowing something from the past tense to influence your life today or to cut down your inner sense of peace and welfare.

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