Age differences in hostility among middle-aged and older adults.

@article{Barefoot1993AgeDI,
  title={Age differences in hostility among middle-aged and older adults.},
  author={John Calvin Barefoot and Jean C. Beckham and Thomas L. Haney and Ilene C. Siegler and Isaac M Lipkus},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={3-9}
}
Multiple measures of hostility were administered to middle-aged and older volunteers. There was a positive association between age and self-report measures reflecting hostile beliefs about others, including cynicism and suspiciousness. There was a weak inverse relationship between age and self-report measures of the overt expression of anger and aggression, but no association between age and measures of covert hostility was found. There was a positive relationship between age and an assessment… CONTINUE READING

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