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Investment trait, activity engagement, and age: Independent effects on cognitive ability

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Investment trait, activity engagement, and age : Independent effects on cognitive ability. / Von Stumm, Sophie.

In: Journal of Aging Research, Vol. 2012, 949837, 07.11.2012.

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Von Stumm, S 2012, 'Investment trait, activity engagement, and age: Independent effects on cognitive ability', Journal of Aging Research, vol. 2012, 949837. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/949837

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Von Stumm S. Investment trait, activity engagement, and age: Independent effects on cognitive ability. Journal of Aging Research. 2012 Nov 7;2012. 949837. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/949837

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