Psychology & Psychiatry

Higher cognitive abilities linked to greater risk of stereotyping

People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more ...

Health

Our perception of growing old needs to evolve

"Weak", "sick", "immobile", "decrepit", "lonely", "depressed". If the prospect of growing old brings thoughts like these to mind, you are not alone. It seems that many people – of all age groups – have a preconceived ...

Health

How stereotypes hurt

Warning: Stereotypes may be harmful to patients' health.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How negative stereotyping affects older people

The most comprehensive analysis to date of research on the effect of negative stereotypes on older people's abilities has concluded that these stereotypes create a significant problem for that demographic.

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