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Stereotype Embodiment
  • B. Levy
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current directions in psychological science
  • 1 December 2009
Researchers have increasingly turned their attention from younger individuals who hold age stereotypes to older individuals who are targeted by these stereotypes. The refocused research has shownExpand
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Mind matters: cognitive and physical effects of aging self-stereotypes.
  • B. Levy
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1 July 2003
In the first part of this article, a wide range of research is drawn upon to describe the process by which aging stereotypes are internalized in younger individuals and then become self-stereotypesExpand
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Longevity increased by positive self-perceptions of aging.
This research found that older individuals with more positive self-perceptions of aging, measured up to 23 years earlier, lived 7.5 years longer than those with less positive self-perceptions ofExpand
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Longitudinal benefit of positive self-perceptions of aging on functional health.
We examined whether those with more positive self-perceptions of aging (older individuals' beliefs about their own aging) report better functional health over an 18-year period than do those withExpand
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Preventive health behaviors influenced by self-perceptions of aging.
BACKGROUND Research has found that the elderly are the age group that is the least likely to engage in preventive health behaviors, even though these behaviors continue to benefit individualsExpand
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Reducing cardiovascular stress with positive self-stereotypes of aging.
We examined whether aging self-stereotypes, or older individuals' beliefs about elderly people, can influence cardiovascular function. Older individuals were subliminally exposed to either positiveExpand
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Eradication of ageism requires addressing the enemy within.
  • B. Levy
  • Medicine
  • The Gerontologist
  • 1 October 2001
Dr. Palmore’s (2001) Ageism Survey is a muchneeded contribution toward creating awareness about a form of prejudice and discrimination that has been largely ignored by our society. However, theExpand
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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging
The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It alsoExpand
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Image of Aging Scale
The development of the Image of Aging Scale is described. It includes positive and negative images of elders within nine domains. The scale showed good 1-wk. test-retest reliability, internalExpand
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Handwriting as a reflection of aging self-stereotypes.
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