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By Todd D. Nelson

Along with race and gender, humans more often than not use age to categorize -- and shape stereotypes approximately -- others. Of the 3 different types, age is the one one during which the individuals of the in-group (the younger) will finally sign up for the out-group (the old). even supposing ageism is located cross-culturally, it's particularly established 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 huge cause of this forget is that age prejudice remains to be thought of socially appropriate. As child boomers process retirement age, although, there was elevated educational and well known curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present pondering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by means of researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and communique. The publication offers theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on the best way to decrease ageism for the impending "graying of America."

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