And even if there are objective differences in memory performance, an elderly individual may be judged to have a good memory because of the implicit comparison against other older adults.
Furthermore, even when direct self-reports were useful in predicting behavior, implicit measures have been shown to account for additional variance e. Furthermore, learning about this repertoire of control strategies may also suggest new ways for people to cope with other stereotypes, including those surrounding the cognitive or physical limitations that frequently occur with aging.
According to the shifting standards framework, people make judgments about individuals who belong to stereotyped groups on the basis of within-category judgments Biernat, ; Biernat and Manis, That is, they may believe certain stereotypes about older adults, but not believe that those stereotypes apply to them because they are not, subjectively, old.
Similarly, research can better clarify whether and how greater contact between older and younger people can lead to fewer negative stereotypes.
Attention should be focused on the strategies that older adults use for preserving well-being in the face of age discrimination. Furthermore, all individuals had implicit age attitudes that strongly favored the young over the old.
Thus, despite perceptions of declining memory capacity on the part of older adults, they can still be viewed as credible or desirable. The relative pattern of reaction times to the categorization task is informative with respect to whether the category of elderly is more closely associated with good or bad.
Social judgments typically result from multiple categorizations of the same individual, such as age and role, age and race, or age and gender. In this way older adults could adaptively respond to negative and uncontrollable consequences of age discrimination.
In many settings, patronizing forms of communication are used with older adults despite the fact that it is viewed as debasing and disrespectful see Hummert, ; Kemper, ; Ryan, Meredith, and Shantz, Negative stereotypes can have harmful consequences for the quality of life of older adults and can also result in a major loss to society.
Fortunately, positive stereotypes and attitudes toward aging can also affect how older adults are treated. It may be possible, paradoxically, that a lifetime of discrimination is protective in old age.
With respect to aging, Hummert and colleaguesusing the implicit association test, found that people of all ages were faster to respond to young-pleasant and old-unpleasant trials than to old-pleasant and young-unpleasant trials.
Our digital-literacy and citizenship tools and lessons help students think critically about gender bias in media. In recent years, experimental approaches to social cognition have demonstrated that at least part of the documented decline in cognitive functioning can be attributed to beliefs about aging and the social context of the testing.
Older adults are repeatedly reminded of negative stereotypes associated with aging in a variety of settings, such as media advertising of products and services that focus on such aspects of aging as memory loss, frailty, incontinence, and loss of mobility.
Since relatively little relationship has been found between age and job performance Salthouse and Maurer,it is important to identify social context effects that moderate such perceptions. Another important process that needs to be considered is the context in which the elderly person is being evaluated.
In addition, young and old people alike believe that there is general memory decline across the latter half of the life span Lineweaver and Hertzog, ; Ryan, ; Ryan and Kwong See, Older men are perceived more positively than older women Kite and Wagner, Talk to your children about how boys and girls are portrayed in the media you watch together, and make comments that address and counter stereotypes.
This research relies on a social cognitive approach that examines how individuals extract information from multiple sources and combine them in complex ways to produce both controlled and automatic patterns of bias. Research is also needed to identify the conditions under which positive or negative stereotypes affect decisions made about older people in everyday life—such as whether an older person should continue to drive or requires assisted living or in communications between older people and health care providers."The Impact of Students' Academic and Social Relationships on College Student Persistence" ().
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