Agism and dating

Research indicates that old people are stereotyped as scoring lower on measures of impulsivity, activism, antagonism and openness while young people are stereotyped as scoring higher on these measures.This was found to be universal across cultures and was also found to be reasonably accurate (varying depending on how the accuracy was assessed and the type of stereotype), though differences were consistently exaggerated.

Adultcentricism is the "exaggerated egocentrism of adults." Based on a conceptual analysis of ageism, a new definition of ageism was introduced by Iversen, Larsen, & Solem in 2009.

Ageist beliefs against the elderly are commonplace in today's society.

For example, an older person who forgets something could be quick to call it a "senior moment," failing to realize the ageism of that statement.

Managers have been accused, by Erdman Palmore, as stereotyping older workers as being resistant to change, not creative, cautious, slow to make judgments, lower in physical capacity, uninterested in technological change, and difficult to train.

Another example is when people are rude to children because of their high pitched voice, even if they are kind and courteous.

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