This book assesses how human performance changes with age. The authors have used an information processing framework to trace how age affects sensory and perceptual processing, memory, attention, spatial performance, problem solving, physical performance and workplace performance - hence its usefulness to psychologists interested in gerontology and ergonomics, as well as to the medical profession and social workers. The international group of contributors, all of whom are authorities in their field, have highlighted research on real tasks, for example, shopping in supermarkets, remembering conversations, playing chess and bridge, comprehending prose, track and field performance and workplace performance. They have strived to communicate at a level appropriate for the non- specialist. Aging and Human Performance is the fifth volume in this new Wiley series on Studies in Human Performance.