An inconvenienced youth? Ageism and its potential intergenerational roots.

@article{North2012AnIY,
  title={An inconvenienced youth? Ageism and its potential intergenerational roots.},
  author={Michael S. North and Susan T. Fiske},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={982-97}
}
Age is the only social category identifying subgroups that everyone may eventually join. Despite this and despite the well-known growth of the older population, age-based prejudice remains an understudied topic in social psychology. This article systematically reviews the literature on ageism, highlighting extant research on its consequences and theoretical perspectives on its causes. We then identify a crucial gap in the literature, potential intergenerational tensions, speculating how a… CONTINUE READING
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