Timothy Salthouse

Professor Emeritus

1023 Millmont

By Appointment Only

Timothy Salthouse
Research Areas:

My primary research interests are the effects of aging on many aspects of cognitive functioning, including memory, reasoning, and spatial abilities. I am interested both in the factors responsible for age-related declines, and in the role of experience and knowledge in moderating the consequences of those declines. The major project in our laboratory is the Virginia Cognitive Aging Project, which is a large cross-sectional (N > 5100) and longitudinal (N > 2700) study of cognitive functioning in healthy adults between 18 and 99 years of age.


Salthouse, T.A. (2011).  Neuroanatomical substrates of age-related cognitive decline.  Psychological Bulletin, 137, 753-784.

Salthouse, T.A. (2012).  Consequences of age-related cognitive declines.  Annual Review of Psychology, 63, 201-226.

Salthouse, T.A. (2013).  Within-cohort age differences in cognitive functioning.  Psychological Science, 24, 123-130.

Salthouse, T.A. (2014). Correlates of cognitive change.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1026-1048.

Salthouse, T.A. (2014). Why are there different age relations in cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons of cognitive functioning? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 252-256.

Salthouse, T.A. (2015). Test experience effects in longitudinal comparisons of adult cognitive functioning. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1262-1270.

Salthouse, T.A. (2016). Aging cognition unconfounded by prior test experience. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 71, 49-58.

Salthouse, T.A. (2016). Continuity of cognitive change. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23, 932-939.