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Students' expectations of ageing: An evaluation of the impact of imagined intergenerational contact and the mediating role of ageing anxiety

Prior, Katrina; Sargent-Cox, Kerry


Positive attitudes towards the aged and expectations of the ageing process have been recognised as important drivers of healthy ageing. Utilising novel methods previously used to improve attitudes towards older adults, the current article reports the impact of imagined contact with an older adult on expectations of ageing and ageing anxiety compared to a control. Two hundred and one undergraduate students were randomly assigned to one of three conditions; (1) imagined contact with a 75. year...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.06.001


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