Age in Relation to Diversity

Sirina Tyler Sociology, Human Services

Danielle Geerling Assistant Professor of Psychology Psychology

Presentation Time: April 28, 2pm – 2:30pm

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Diversity is a growing issue in our society. However, little is known about how people make judgments about and define “diversity”, which is a broad term. The aim of this research was to help us understand how people define diversity— for example, whether a person narrows down the definition of diversity versus having an ambiguous definition of diversity. We hypothesized that there would be an association between age and definitions of diversity, such that older people define diversity differently than younger people.

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Since older adults are less likely to acknowledge inequality this has implications for social policy.

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