Attitudes toward the Aged: What We Know and Need to Know


Journal Article

A review of past research shows that negative stereotypes and attitudes about the aged are widespread. We need theoretically oriented research to specify what determines the stereotypes, prejudices, and discriminations against the aged. This research should be based on probability samples and use scales tested for reliability and validity. In order to reduce ageism and thus improve the quality of life among our elders, controlled experiments are needed to determine which methods of reducing ageism are most effective and efficient. © 1982, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Palmore, EB

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 348

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7573

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0164-0275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0164027582004003004

Citation Source

  • Scopus