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ERIC Number: EJ836354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Cross-Cultural Beliefs about Memory and Aging for Self and Others: South Korea and Canada
Ryan, Ellen Bouchard; Jin, Young-Sun; Anas, Ann P.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v68 n3 p185-194 2009
Young adults in Canada (N = 161) and South Korea (N = 165) rated either themselves or typical others at target ages 25, 45, and 65 years. In both countries, poorer memory was anticipated with each increase in age on all 3 memory belief factors: capacity, change, and locus. Both groups demonstrated a self-protective bias about age-related decline, with Koreans showing a greater effect. These findings demonstrate the cross-cultural generality of negative memory stereotypes of middle and old age and the importance of self-other distinctions in age biases. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; South Korea