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Aging and disability : beyond stereotypes to inclusion : proceedings of a workshop / Caroline M. Cilio and Tracy A. Lustig, rapporteurs ; Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Health and Medicine Division, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Author/creator Cilio, Caroline M. rapporteur.
Other author/creatorLustig, Tracy A., rapporteur.
Other author/creatorForum on Aging, Disability, and Independence.
Other author/creatorAging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion (Workshop) (2017 : New York, N.Y.)
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 90 pages)) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Contents Introduction -- Who is worthy of choice? -- Exploring the state of the knowledge on stereotypes and their impact -- Disrupting stereotypes in practice -- Disrupting negative stereotypes in the media -- Disrupting negative stereotypes in design -- Closing remarks -- References -- Appendixes.
Summary Many different groups of people are subject to stereotypes. Positive stereotypes (e.g., "older and wiser") may provide a benefit to the relevant groups. However, negative stereotypes of aging and of disability continue to persist and, in some cases, remain socially acceptable. Research has shown that when exposed to negative images of aging, older persons demonstrate poor physical and cognitive performance and function, while those who are exposed to positive images of aging (or who have positive self-perceptions of aging) demonstrate better performance and function. Furthermore, an individual's expectations about and perceptions of aging can predict future health outcomes. To better understand how stereotypes affect older adults and individuals with disabilities, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support from AARP, convened a public workshop on October 10, 2017. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis activity was supported by a contract between the National Academy of Sciences and AARP (#10001270). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed September 6, 2018).
Issued in other formPrint version: Cilio, Caroline M. Aging and disability. Washington, DC : the National Academies Press, [2018] 9780309472296
Standard identifier# 10.17226/25029

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