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ERIC Number: EJ952119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Stereotypes and Representations of Aging in the Media
Mason, Susan E.; Darnell, Emily A.; Prifti, Krisiola
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v37 n2 p189-190 Jun 2010
How are older adults presented in print and in the electronic media? Are they underrepresented? Are they accurately portrayed? Based on our examination of several forms of media over a four-month period, we discuss the role of the media in shaping our views on aging. Quantitative and qualitative analyses reveal that media representations often contribute to misunderstandings and stereotypes. We hypothesize that, as America ages, media representations of aging and the aged will be more accurate, and will lead to a better understanding of the varied interests, abilities and needs of older adults. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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