A recent study by EURAGE members Melanie Vauclair and Sibila Marques showed that the stereotypical perception of older people as being nice, but not so competent—which has been found to be pervasive across cultures and nations—is equally pervasive across different young age groups (6-10 and 11-14 years), developing in children as young as 6. The results of this study have inspired the EURAGE members to design an anti-ageism intervention study with the aim of reducing stereotypical beliefs about senior citizens as ´doddering, but dear´ among young adolescents.  

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