Intergenerational relations: Themes, prospects, and possibilities


Journal Article

This commentary provides an examination of the articles within this issue with a focus on common themes throughout. Each article is briefly reviewed in the context of how it contributes to four overarching themes of current intergenerational research. The articles within this issue also have implications for developing policy that fosters intergenerational relationships. This commentary concludes with a discussion of the complex issues that arise in creating such policy and utilizes Allport's (1954) "contact hypothesis" as a framework to guide future policy work addressing the myriad of issues within the realm of intergenerational relationships. © 2007 The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costanzo, PR; Hoy, MB

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 885 - 902

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-4560

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4537

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00542.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus