"Life stage-specific" variations in performance in response to age stereotypes.

@article{Hehman2013LifeSV,
  title={"Life stage-specific" variations in performance in response to age stereotypes.},
  author={Jessica A Hehman and Daphne Blunt Bugental},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={1396-406}
}
In a test of life stage-specific responses to age-based stigma, older (n = 54, ages 62-92) and younger (n = 81, ages 17-22) adults were told that a task (Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale-III block design) required either (a) speed/contemporary knowledge (YA; "youth advantage") or (b) life experience/wisdom (OA; "age advantage"). In order to investigate the role of individuals' own perceptual biases in response to age-based stigma, participants also completed a measure of perceived personal… CONTINUE READING