Aging, inhibition, and social inappropriateness.

@article{Hippel2005AgingIA,
  title={Aging, inhibition, and social inappropriateness.},
  author={W. von Hippel and Sally M. Dunlop},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          519-23
        }
}
This study explores the hypothesis that age-related declines in inhibitory ability are associated with increases in socially inappropriate behavior. Consistent with this hypothesis, older participants were less likely than younger participants to differentiate between public and private settings when inquiring about potentially embarrassing issues, according to their peers. Additionally, this indiscriminate public inquiry was associated with decreased closeness with participants' peers… Expand

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