Chapter 3. The Young Science of Prejudice Against Older Adults: Established Answers and Open Questions about Ageism

  1. Eugene Borgida and
  2. Susan T. Fiske
  1. Todd D. Nelson

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch3

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

How to Cite

Nelson, T. D. (2007) The Young Science of Prejudice Against Older Adults: Established Answers and Open Questions about Ageism, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom (eds E. Borgida and S. T. Fiske), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145732

Online ISBN: 9780470696422

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Keywords:

  • ageism;
  • mental acuity;
  • Eastern cultures;
  • terror management;
  • institutionalized

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Assumptions vs. Research Evidence

  • Ageism Exists

  • Origin of Ageism

  • Ageism is Institutionalized

  • People are Automatically Ageist

  • Young People have Mixed Feelings about Older People

  • We Talk to Older People Differently

  • Old Age does not Strip Away Self-Esteem

  • Only some Older Persons Dislike Ageist Treatment

  • Ageism is Found Even in Helping Professions

  • We Teach Our Children to be Ageist

  • Conclusion