Tuesday 21 January 2020

Slow. Or Absent.

"It appears that the recognition, even among social scientists, that age can serve as a potent attribute from which psychological and social benefit or harm can radiate has been slow in coming."
Levy & Banaji (2002)

"Recently, the literature has blossomed with definitions, commentary and research about microaggressions. The term microaggresion has been expanded to include broader social disparities in society such as sexism and heterosexism. However, ageism in relation to microaggresion is glaringly absent."
Gendron et al. (2015)

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- Gendron, T. L., Welleford, E. A., Inker, J., & White, J. T. (2015). The Language of Ageism: Why We Need to Use Words Carefully. The Gerontologist, 56(6), DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnv066
- Levy, B. R. & Banaji, M. R. (2002). Implicit Ageism. In T. D. Nelson (ed.) Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons (49-75). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- photograph by the amazing Vivian Maier via


  1. You have the best taste in finding photos and content that walk together of anyone I know.

    1. Abbie Winterburn21 January 2020 at 10:34

      I second that in every level.

    2. You have no idea how much I appreciate your compliment, Wim and Abbie. I love photography and was lucky to be able to visit Vivian Maier and Elliott Erwitt exhibitions just a few weeks ago (both in Milan). Thank you!