Ageism: stereotyping and prejudice against older persons by Todd D. Nelson

By Todd D. Nelson

In addition to race and gender, humans usually use age to categorize—and shape stereotypes about—others. Of the 3 different types, age is the one one during which the participants of the in-group (the younger) will finally sign up for the out-group (the old). even though ageism is located cross-culturally, it's specially universal within the usa, the place most folks regard growing old with melancholy, worry, and nervousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating outcomes. even supposing researchers have paid loads of consciousness to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of study on ageism. an important reason behind this forget is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially appropriate. As child boomers method retirement age, although, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present pondering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by way of researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communique. The booklet offers theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on the right way to lessen ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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Ageism: stereotyping and prejudice against older persons

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To foster in-group relationships, people attend to individuating information about in-group members, echo the beliefs of in-group members, comply with in-group norms, and mimic in-group behavior. These all affect the degree to which people will or will not stereotype elderly 16 Amy J. C. Cuddy people, who may be treated as in-group members (family) or out-group members (elderly people). People are also motivated to maintain a shared social understanding and control of socially effective interactions, both of which are relatively cognitive motives.

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