Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement
Examined to what extent young and elderly populations agreed in their representation of semantic categories. 90 elderly (77 women, 13 men, mean age 71.8 yrs) and 90 young (74 women, 16 men, mean age 27.3 yrs) Ss wrote down the first 4 associations evoked by each of 30 semantic categories. Chi-square tests of association revealed that elderly and young Ss differed in their representation of most of the categories. As such, the norms generated by the data may be useful in future research in cognitive growth and regression.