Survey: 80% older adults have faced ageism

Many older adults in a new survey report experiencing some kind of ageism, though it hasn't dimmer their view of getting older.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: aging bias emotions surveys stereotypes health-and-medicine

Gender bias about who’s ‘brilliant’ spans the globe

"...people explicitly say that they associate women with brilliance. Yet implicit measures reveal a different story..."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture beliefs perception

Scans suggest how stereotypes affect the brain

A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity

Calling out white people for sexism can cut racism, too

"Confronting someone is challenging, but we hope that knowing that it can be effective might make people more willing to step up."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gender bias racism stereotypes featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Out with the old: Coronavirus highlights why we need new names for aging

What's in a word? Plenty, when it comes to the choices we use to describe people over 60. Stigma against older people that has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic shows why it's time to change.

Paul Nash, Instructional associate professor of gerontology, University of Southern California • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 aging discrimination prejudice coronavirus-2020 seniors living-longer-2020 older-people stereotypes ageism older-workers age-discrimination living-longer

4 ways to stop stereotyping older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a perfect storm for amping up stereotypes about older people, but there are ways you can do better.

Kyle Mittan-Arizona • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 aging communication older-adults families stereotypes health-and-medicine caregivers

Team stamps out myth about Native Americans and smoking

Despite previous study's findings, new research shows that white people are smoking more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent than Native Americans.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: poverty smoking stereotypes health-and-medicine cigarettes race-and-ethnicity

Ageism can shorten life expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Michael Greenwood-Yale • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: aging stress life-expectancy bias seniors stereotypes featured health-and-medicine

New book refutes ‘boys will be boys’

A new book examines masculinity and traces the origins of the idea that "boys will be boys."

Brown University • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: gender stereotypes featured society-and-culture violence beliefs

Why Joe Biden’s stutter is a big deal

While many in the media focus on Joe Biden's verbal stumbles, many of these moments are a result of his lifelong stutter. An expert explains why it matters.

Jordan Bennett-NYU • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: politics speech united-states stereotypes featured society-and-culture elections stuttering

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