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By Todd D. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0262140772

ISBN-13: 9780262140775

In addition to race and gender, humans as a rule use age to categorize—and shape stereotypes about—others. Of the 3 different types, age is the one one during which the contributors of the in-group (the younger) will ultimately sign up for the out-group (the old). even supposing ageism is located cross-culturally, it truly is particularly general within the usa, the place most folk regard getting old with melancholy, worry, and anxiousness. Older humans within the usa are stigmatized and marginalized, with usually devastating results. even supposing researchers have paid loads of realization to racism and sexism, there was a dearth of analysis on ageism. an enormous cause of this overlook is that age prejudice continues to be thought of socially appropriate. As child boomers procedure retirement age, although, there was elevated educational and renowned curiosity in getting older. This quantity offers the present pondering on age stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination by means of researchers in gerontology, psychology, sociology, and conversation. The ebook offers theoretical and empirical findings at the origins and results of ageism, in addition to feedback on the way to lessen ageism for the impending "graying of America."

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Becker sought to synthesize knowledge from all the academic disciplines concerned with people to understand why human beings behave the way they do. Particularly prominent among the influences on his theorizing were Søren Kierkegaard, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Otto Rank, Alfred Adler, Erving Goffman, Gregory Zillborg, and Norman Brown. The analysis of human behavior that he formulated can be viewed as an existential psychodynamic one, quite similar to those of contemporaries Robert Jay Lifton and Irvin Yalom.

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