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William E Haley

University of South Florida



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Aging and Ageism: Mental Health Issues in the Wake of COVID-19
Audience: Adults
Description: Ageism is a major problem in the United States and around the world. Ageism has negative effects on the health and well-being of older adults, and can lead to bias and discrimination in healthcare, employment, and other settings. Dr. Haley reviews the evidence on the pervasive negative effects of ageism, and ways to change the widespread pessimism about aging among the general public and professionals. He notes recent research that documents that negative stereotypes about aging are false, and demonstrates how these have had ill effects during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also presents evidence about how older adults are generally showing remarkable psychological resilience during these challenging times.

Subject Areas: Behavioral Sciences
Medical Sciences
Social Sciences
Keywords: Ageism
Duration: 1 hour or less
Fee: Less than $500
Comments: Fees vary according to the nature of the organization and the logistics of the presentation.

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