Hofer & Alwin, 2008. The future of cognitive aging research: Interdisciplinary perspectives and integrative science.


We initiated this project with a set of concerns about the future of cognitive aging research and a determination to raise a number of critical questions about the direction the field of cognitive aging is going. We asked a wide range of questions that we and others believe the field should be asking—including questions about the theoretical perspectives that should be brought to bear on understanding processes of cognitive aging, the current state of our knowledge across the broad spectrum of human abilities and functional capacities, and the kinds of research strategies and measurement approaches that will be needed in future work.