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Psych 495 Ch 13 Defs

Definitions from Chapter 13

TermDefinition
lookism the positive stereotypes, prejudice and preferential treatment accorded to physically attractive people
aesthetic anxiety fears engendered by persons whose appearance deviates from the usual human form or includes physical traits regarded as unappealing
Disability Social Relationship commonly used attitude measure which assesses people's willingness to work with, date or marry a person with disabilities
benevolent ageism/"weak but wonderful" an attitude in which older adults are thought to be kind but also in need of care and lacking confidence, less agentic
overhelping giving unneeded assistance to the disabled, which can lead to greater dependence and reduce PWD confidence
Issues in Disability scale IDS
disability a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits 1 or more major life activities, a record of having same, or being seen as having same
people first a manner of speaking that focuses on individuals and not their social category or especially their limitations
elderspeak the tendency to use baby talk in conversations with older people, characterized by higher voice pitch, slow speech rate and shorter utterances
patronzing speech changing conversational strategies in ways that reflect stereotypic beliefs
double standard of aging the idea that aging has more serious consequences and happens at a younger age for women
ageism evaluative judgments about a person made due to advanced age
existential anxiety the perceived threat that a disablity could interfere with functional capabilities deemed necessary to the pursuit of a satisfactory life
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