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in general, older adults are considered less intelligent, less ambitious, less responsible (bodner, 2009), are treated as second-class citizens, and viewed as. Further, the typical older character was young-old, male, caucasian, middle-class, able-bodied and straight if his sexuality was referenced. Older women still face double discrimination in media representations. Often, those stereotypes are not very helpful because older peoples needs and abilities are very different from kids, obviously. Harwood says caretakers and adult children looking after older people should be keenly aware of how theyre speaking to older adults to avoid using patronizing language. older people prefer to learn new skills acquired via personalised engagement strategies as opposed to rote learning at institutions (adult learning australia 2013). Sometimes, the barrier to an older person learning in a public place (e. At university) is because of societal perceptions that an old dog cant learn new tricks, which can cause demotivation, self-consciousness and. for example, older adults are stereotyped as having poorer memory abilities than younger adults when this stereotype becomes salient to older adults, their memory performance decreases, thereby conforming to the stereotype. The current chapter provides an overview of when, how, and why stereotype threat impacts memory performance in older adults. we statistically analysed international evidence from 37 studies, both published and unpublished, to conclude that older adults memory and cognitive performance is negatively affected in. kornadt, ae (2016) do age stereotypes as social role expectations for older adults influence personality development? Journal of research in personality 60 , 51 55. Krippendorf , k ( 2004 ) content analysis an introduction to its methodology.