Similar to the dynamics of racism and sexism. It is a set of attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions about the aging process and of people who have been arbitrarily defined as no longer able to be productive because of advancing age, which influence and direct one's interactions with elderly people. Ageism is the discrimination and prejudice against elderly people based on mythologies about the aging process as well as misconceptions about youth, well-rounded ignorance, and stereotypes. Some of the stereotypes about the aged are: they generally have ill health, are conservative politically, alienated, interpersonally and economically dependent, nonsexual, and are physically separated from children. Ageism is structurally operative by enforcement of mandatory retirement age.












   

    What Topic Is Your Sociology Paper On?  

 ENTER YOUR TOPIC HERE:    

Over 70,000 Research Papers, Essays & Term Papers - Ready to Download!

<Navigation>


Search!


<Index>

Acoustics
Agriculture
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Biology
Biotechnology
Cancer
Chemistry
Composers
Dance
Electronics
Environment
Fine Art
Geology
Invertebrate
Plant
Political Science
Psychology
Scientists
Sociology


<Top Level>

WebRef.org
About Us
Copyright Notice
Privacy Statement


Iverson Software: Providing Reliable & Innovative Education Solutions since 1987!

About Us  Success Tools 

Google
Search WWW Search webref.org


K12 Shipping
JourneyEd.com is the leading supplier of discounted software to students and faculty.

icon

Iverson Software Co., is not responsible for typographical errors. Information deemed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. Offers subject to change at any time. Copyright © 1987-2011 Iverson Software Co. Some material copyright of their respective holders. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.