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Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons by Todd D. Nelson

By Todd D. Nelson

Along with race and gender, humans in general use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the single one within which the participants of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately subscribe to the out-group (the old). even if ageism is located cross-culturally, it truly is specifically generic within the usa, the place most folks regard getting older with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of recognition to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of study on ageism. an important explanation for this forget is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers strategy retirement age, even though, there was elevated educational and well known curiosity in getting older. This quantity provides the present considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination via researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and verbal exchange. The publication provides theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on the way to lessen ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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