FRHD 1010 : Chapter 12 - FRHD Notes.docx

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Many studies in western countries have found that older adults after encounter ageism, which is prejudice & discrimination based on age. Attitudes toward older adults are generally more negative than toward younger adults in a variety of respects, from competence at work-related tasks to physical attractiveness. Older adults applying for jobs are often assumed to be on the decline, & lacking in cognitive sharpness & physical stamina. In many asian, african & latin american cultures, the view of late adulthood is favorable. Example: in japan, there is an annual respect for the aged day, which is a national holiday. The transition from middle to late adulthood is marked by a ritual called, kanreki, usually held around a person"s 60th birthday. The ritual symbolizes the person"s freedom from previous responsibilities of childcare & household responsibilities & elevation to a new respected status as an elderly of the family + society. Period of late adulthood is divided into 3 substages:

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