Older beats younger when it comes to correcting mistakes

Findings from a new study challenge the notion that older adults always lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to learning new things. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that older adults were actually better than young adults at correcting their mistakes on a general information quiz.

Not only did the older adults in the study do better at the general knowledge questions, they were better at correcting errors.

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