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By Todd D. Nelson

Along with race and gender, humans ordinarily use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the one one within which the individuals of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately subscribe to the out-group (the old). even if ageism is located cross-culturally, it's specially known within the usa, the place most folk regard ageing with melancholy, worry, and nervousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with frequently devastating consequences.Although researchers have paid loads of consciousness to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of analysis on ageism. a tremendous cause of this overlook is that age prejudice continues to be thought of socially applicable. As child boomers strategy retirement age, although, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present considering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination through researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and verbal exchange. The booklet provides theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on tips to lessen ageism for the upcoming "graying of America."

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