Capacity Articles

Capacity and Undue Influence: Assessing, Challenging and Defending. Co-authored with: Priscilla Camp, Esq., Bette Epstein, Esq., Patrick Fitzsimmons, MD, Neil Horton, Esq. and Robert Kosloff, Esq. Published by the California Education Division of the Bar, December 1999 (1st edition); September 2001 (2nd edition), December 2003 (3rd edition); February 2005 (4th edition); February 2008 (5th edition), March 2010 (6th edition), April 2012 (7th edition), and April 2014 (8th edition)

Estate Planning and Neuropsychology: A Useful Partnership in the Determination of Capacity and Undue Influence - The Importance and Limitations of Language. Article in Case ’n Point, online CEB Newsletter, Volume 2

Dementia or Normal Signs of Aging: How to Tell the Difference. Article in Case ‘n Point, online CEB Newsletter, Volume 4

Beyond the Grave: A Postmortem Analysis of Capacity. Article in Case ‘n Point, online CEB Newsletter, Volume 8

Understanding the Intentions of a Client with a Communications Disorder: A Technique for Estate Planning. Article in CEB Topics, online CEB Newsletter,
Elder Law section, Vol. 16

Life after Death: Assessing Capacity Retroactively. Article in CEB Topics, Elder Law section, Vol. 18

Alcohol and the Elderly: The Potential for Undue Influence While Under the Influence. CEB Topics, Vol. 22

(CEB Newsletters can be found in their archives on the Web)

Previous Research – Articles on Wisdom

"How To Be Wise," a chapter in There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story, Pamela Druckerman, Penguin Press, 2018

The Science of Older and Wiser, the New York Times, Special Section on Retirement, March 12, 2014. Author: Phyllis Korkki

Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience by Stephen S. Hall, Knopf Press,
March 2010

The Older and Wiser Hypothesis, in The Best Science Writing 2008, Series Editor,
Jesse Cohen, Author: Stephen Hall, pages 222 – 243

The Older and Wiser Hypothesis, the New York Times Magazine section, May 6, 2007 Author: Stephen Hall, pages 58 – 66

Clayton, V. Wisdom and intelligence: The nature and function of knowledge in the later years. Journal of Aging and Human Development, 15: 315-323 (1982)

Clayton, V. and Birren, J. The development of wisdom across the life span: a
re-examination of an ancient topic. In Baltes, P. & Brim, O., Life Span Development
and behavior (Academic Press, 1978)

Clayton, V. A Multidimensional scaling analysis of the concept of wisdom,
Dissertation, University of Southern California, Graduate School, Psychology,
September 1976

Clayton, V. Erikson’s theory of human development as it applies to the aged: wisdom as contradictive cognition. Human Development, 18; 119 – 128, (1972)