Stereotype Threat

Stereotype Threat

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

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  • Mar 2, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 11:27 mins

The stereotypes we have about aging are more powerful than we think: the more we think that aging will affect us physically or cognitively, the more it actually does. This is through a process called “stereotype threat” and it’s well established for people in minority groups. It’s effect on older adults is less recognized, according to Sara Barber, who is a professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Georgia State University.