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ERIC Number: EJ127397
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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Ego-Defense or Cognitive Consistency Effects on Environmental Evaluations
Carp, Frances M.
Journal of Gerontology, 30, 6, 707-710, Nov 75
Numerous investigators have commented upon the sanguine evaluations of their living environments which are given by elderly people. Insofar as this is true, old people's evaluations should become more negative when their efforts to move to a more desirable setting meet with success. This hypothesis was tested and was supported. (Author)
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