A social-psychological perspective on aging and age identity
'Most people want to GET old, but few want to BE old ...'. This caputures in a nutshell that aging people try to avoid as long as possible to self-categorize as being old. With both qualitative and quantitative methods, I want to investigate how older people can develop a positive age identity, and whether such identity may be advantegeous for happy and sustainable aging.
Researchers and partners
Selection of BA and MA student projects
- a qualitative study on age identity and the experience of aging.
- Priming a positive perspective on aging and the effects on age group identification; self-anchoring and self-stereotyping as moderators of age-group identification
- so far only unpublished research reports and oral presentations
University's focus areas
- Healthy Ageing
- Sustainable Society
- S. Otten (2016). Oud en ziek zijn niet hetzelfde. in: A. Peetom (Ed.) Anders oud 2030. Groningen: Zorg Innovatie Forum
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