Eradication of ageism requires addressing the enemy within.

  title={Eradication of ageism requires addressing the enemy within.},
  author={Becca R Levy},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={578-9; discussion 580}
Dr. Palmore’s (2001) Ageism Survey is a muchneeded contribution toward creating awareness about a form of prejudice and discrimination that has been largely ignored by our society. However, the survey omits measuring two components of ageism that have emerged from a series of recent findings. These studies have found that ageism can operate (a) implicitly, or without awareness, and (b) in the form of aging self-stereotypes, or older individuals’ beliefs about the elderly population. To achieve… CONTINUE READING

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