Compensatory help-seeking in young and older adults: does seeking help, help?

@article{Alea2003CompensatoryHI,
  title={Compensatory help-seeking in young and older adults: does seeking help, help?},
  author={Nicole L. Alea and Walter R Cunningham},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={437-56}
}
Asking other people for help is a compensatory behavior that may be useful across the life span to enhance functioning. Seventy-two older and younger men and women were either allowed to ask for help or were not allowed to ask for help while solving reasoning problems. Although the older adults answered fewer problems correctly, they did not seek additional help to compensate for their lower levels of performance. Younger adults sought more help. There were no age differences, however, in the… CONTINUE READING