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ERIC Number: ED017796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 13
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COGNITIVE CONSTRICTION IN AGING AND ATTITUDES TOWARD INTERNATIONAL ISSUES.
BACK, KURT W.; GERGEN, KENNETH J.
THE MAJOR FOCUS OF THIS STUDY WAS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONSTRICTION OF TIME PERSPECTIVE AND PREFERENCES FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND LOCAL AFFAIRS. THREE GROUPS WERE FORMED ACCORDING TO AGE--UNDER 40, 40-59, AND 60 AND OVER. TABLES SHOW, IN PERCENTAGES, THE RESPONSES TO SUCH QUESTIONS AS WHAT THE UNITED STATES SHOULD DO IN KOREA, BOMBING OF COMMUNIST CHINA, FOREIGN AID, DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOLS, AND DELINQUENTS. RESULTS STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT A PERSON'S PREFERENCES FOR SOLUTIONS TO SUCH PROBLEMS ARE RELATED TO AGE. THE OLDER ADULTS PREFER SOLUTIONS WHICH TERMINATE PROBLEMS RAPIDLY. EVIDENCE INDICATED THAT THIS WAS A RESULT OF RESTRICTED TIME PERSPECTIVE AND THE TENDENCY TO ATTRIBUTE CAUSALITY TO THE ACT OR SITUATION, RATHER THAN ENVIRONMENT. THIS DOCUMENT IS CHAPTER 21, IN SOCIAL ASPECTS OF AGING, EDITED BY IDA H. SIMPSON, AND JOHN C. MCKINNEY, WHICH IS AVAILABLE FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS, DURHAM, N.C. (PT)
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