On the origins of ageism among older and younger adults

  • Bodner E
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Abstract

Background: Ageism is apparent in many social structures and contexts and in diverse forms over the life cycle. This review discusses the development and consequences of ageism toward elderly people by others of any age, according to the Terror Management Theory (TMT) and the Social Identity Theory (SIT).

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  • Attitudes
  • Discrimination
  • Elderly
  • Social identity theory
  • Stereotypes
  • Terror management theory

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  • Ehud Bodner

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