Everyday Cognition Battery (Allaire & Marsiske, 1997) page
These materials are derived from the ALIVE Study, and were made in Fall 1996/Spring 1997, when Allaire, Marsiske, and their important collaborator Jennifer Margrett were all still at Wayne State University. The material gives you everything you need to administer and score the Everyday Cognition Battery, which is made up of four tests (Reasoning, Knowledge, Working Memory, and Recognition/Declarative Memory). The materials are designed to be administered in a group testing situation, and the administration script is featured on the first page of three tests (Reasoning, Knowledge, and Recognition). For the Working Memory Task (which is a modification of the Computation Span task), a separate script is provided (since participants listen to the stimuli, and then write down their answers). In addition, a scoring key is provided. Links to two manuscripts describing this battery are also provided. At present, SAS or SPSS syntax for this measure is not available, but keep checking back, as we may feature this soon.
We grant limited rights to use these materials in research, with the following stipulations. First, contact Jason Allaire (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Marsiske (email@example.com) for explicit permission to use the materials. Second, do not make any modifications to these materials. If you are interested in adapting or modifying these items, please contact Allaire or Marsiske first. Third, commercial use of these materials is expressly forbidden. Fourth, clinical use of these materials is expressly forbidden. The materials have not been validated for any diagnostic or assessment purpose.
Everyday Cognition Battery: Knowledge Test
Everyday Cognition Battery: Reasoning Test
Everyday Cognition Battery: Recognition/Declarative Memory Test
Everyday Cognition Battery: Working Memory/Computation Span Test
Everyday Cognition Battery: Working Memory/Computation Span Administration Script
Allaire, J. C., & Marsiske, M. (1999). Everyday cognition: Age and intellectual ability correlates. Psychology & Aging, 14(4), 627-644
Allaire, J. C., & Marsiske, M. (2002). Well- and ill-defined measures of everyday cognition: Relationship to older adults’ intellectual ability and functional status. Psychology & Aging, 17(1), 101-115