FAD3343 Lecture Notes Chapter 2
FAD3343 Lecture Notes Chapter 2 FAD3343
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Chapter 2 STEREOTYPES amp IMAGES Stereotypes o Are thoughts amp beliefs that may or may not accurately re ect reality about a group of people 0 They are often based upon one s individual experience or what one was taught 0 Based upon our need to create structure order and relationships in this world 0 Stereotypes can be positive or negative Eg positive stereotype quotYou re good at math because you re Asianquot Negative Stereotypes of Aging 0 lHness lmpotency unable to reproduce Ugliness Mental illness Uselessness Isolation Poverty Depression 0 Mental decline Positive Stereotypes of Aging 0 quotGolden Agers lively adventurous active sociable witty independent wellinformed successful welltraveled 0 quotPerfect Grandparents kind loving familyoriented generous grateful supportive understanding wise knowledgeable From where do stereotypes from 0 Our own experiences 0 From what we are taught 0 From media Generational Changes 0 Average life expectancy of someone in the late 1800 s 48 years old for men 51 years old for women What do those ages lookmean now 0 The 65yearold today in US is not the same as the 65yearold in 1935 o Healthier bettereducated more intimately connected to the world Social Construction of Aging 0 Social Construction an invention of society that becomes a reality because people agree to behave as if it exists or is true Ex language agreeing on what a word means Symbols eg a STOP sign OOOOOOO 0 Aging is a social construction We adhere to society s rules amp expectations of us based upon our age This is based upon our selfconcept or how we see ourselves Many older individuals do not see themselves as being old They see themselves as quotthemselvesquot but with certain limitations changes or adaptations Ageism o Ageism is the prejudiced behaviors of individuals and systems within the culture against older adults which can result from negative stereotypes Ageism in language quotYou can t teach an old dog new tricksquot Ageism in media commercials of old people falling Differential effect on males and females 0 Ex men age like ne wine whereas women age39ugHeW Reversed stereotype of aging as a comedy gimmick Ageism in advertising 0 Products to fix aging o Doritos commercial 1993 Youtube Ageism in movies eg young adults acting high schooler aged roles o Theories to explain Ageism Authoritarian personality lesseducated rigid untrusting insecure persons hold prejudices Frustrationaggression hypothesis frustrated individuals take out aggression on others Example of car stopping for you to cross quotyou better runquot Selective perception see what we expect to see and selectively ignore what we do not expect to see eg young vs old people asking questions young are perceived as ignorantinexperienced and old are dismissed for being old and quotcan t learn new thingsquot Negative Effects of Stereotypes amp Ageism O 0000 Ageism affects the labor market Ageism affects professional objectivity Negative stereotypes foster fear of aging in both young amp old Negative stereotypes sti es the potential of old people Ageism amp negative stereotypes affect who we interact with and how