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Title Ageism : stereotyping and prejudice against older persons / edited by Todd D. Nelson
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 372 pages) : illustrations
Series Bradford Bks
Bradford Bks
Contents Doddering but dear: process, content, and function in stereotyping of older persons / Amy J.C. Cuddy and Susan T. Fiske -- Ageism: denying the face of the future / Jeff Greenberg, Jeff Schimel, and Andy Mertens -- Implicit ageism / Becca R. Levy and Mahzarin R. Banaji -- A social-developmental view of ageism / Joann M. Montepare and Leslie A. Zebrowitz -- Attitudes toward older adults / Mary E. Kite and Lisa Smith Wagner -- Ageism in the workplace: a communication perspective / Robert McCann and Howard Giles -- Ageist behavior / Monisha Pasupathi and Corinna E. Löckenhoff -- The paradox of well-being, identity processes, and stereotype threat: ageism and its potential relationships to self in later life / Susan Krauss Whitbourne And Joel R. Sneed -- Acting your age / Sarit A. Golub, Allan Filipowicz, and Ellen J. Langer -- Will families support their elders? Answers from across cultures / Sik Hung Ng -- Reducing ageism / Valerie Braithwaite -- Thirty years of ageism research / Jody A. Wilkinson and Kenneth F. Ferraro
Summary Along with race and gender, people commonly use age to categorize -- and form stereotypes about -- others. Of the three categories, age is the only one in which the members of the in-group (the young) will eventually join the out-group (the old). Although ageism is found cross-culturally, it is especially prevalent in the United States, where most people regard growing older with depression, fear, and anxiety. Older people in the United States are stigmatized and marginalized, with often devastating consequences. Although researchers have paid a great deal of attention to racism and sexism, there has been a dearth of research on ageism. A major reason for this neglect is that age prejudice is still considered socially acceptable. As baby boomers approach retirement age, however, there has been increased academic and popular interest in aging. This volume presents the current thinking on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communication. The book presents theoretical and empirical findings on the origins and effects of ageism, as well as suggestions on how to reduce ageism for the approaching "graying of America."
Analysis COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Ageism.
Ageism -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gerontology.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Aging.
Ageism.
Diskriminierung
Alterspsychologie
Vorurteil
Stereotyp
Veroudering (biologie, psychologie)
Bejaarden.
Stereotypen.
Vooroordelen.
Discriminatie.
Beeldvorming.
Discrimination selon l'âge.
Personne âgée.
Stéréotype.
Vieillissement.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
États-Unis.
Form Electronic book
Author Nelson, Todd D., 1966-
ISBN 9780262280518
0262280515
0585448442
9780585448442
9780262140775
0262140772
0262640570
9780262640572