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Categorization by Age

Swift, Hannah J. and Abrams, Dominic and Drury, Lisbeth and Lamont, Ruth A. (2018) Categorization by Age. In: Shackelford, Todd K. and Weekes-Shackelford, Viviana A., eds. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer. E-ISBN 978-3-319-16999-6. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2431-1) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67666)

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Abstract

The process of age categorization serves biological,

enabling us to deal with stimuli from the world

the self as belonging to a particular age

identity, which is fundamental to how we define

Turner 1979; Tajfel 1981). Perceiving others’ age

them, and can underpin judgments about attractiveness,

success (Jokela 2009). In this entry, we draw on

theories to provide an overview of categorization

and providing examples of the subjective nature

cognitive processes underpinning how people

cues used to estimate, and categorize others by

both as a way of classifying others to simplify

ourselves to help define our own identity. We

consequences or risks of age categorization

and aged-based discrimination.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2431-1
Uncontrolled keywords: Age categories; Age categorization; Age groups
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Studies of Group Processes
Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Emily Fell
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 09:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67666 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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