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Social Markers in Language and Speech  

Margaret Jane Pitts and Cindy Gallois

Online publication date:
May 2019
Social markers in language and speech are cues conveyed through verbal and nonverbal means that serve to identify individuals to the groups to which they belong. Social markers can be ... More

Social Participation and Volunteering in Later Life  

Nancy Morrow-Howell, Yi Wang, and Takashi Amano

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Jan 2019
Social participation is a key element of a healthy later life; and from a life course perspective, social participation declines in later life, due to separation from employment and ... More

Social Psychology and Language  

Susan Baker, Bernadette Watson, and Cindy Gallois

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Social Relationships Across Adulthood and Old Age  

Cornelia Wrzus and Jenny Wagner

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Oct 2018
Over the entire life span, social relationships are essential ingredients of human life. Social relationships describe regular interactions with other people over a certain period and ... More

Sociocultural Aspects of Sport Injury and Recovery  

Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal

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Oct 2018
The sociocultural aspects of sport injury and recovery include the broad landscape of social beliefs, climates, processes, cultures, institutions, and societies that surround the full ... More

Stereotypes and Prejudice  

David Marx and Sei Jin Ko

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May 2019
Stereotypes are widely held generalized beliefs about the behaviors and attributes possessed by individuals from certain social groups (e.g., race/ethnicity, sex, age, socioeconomic ... More

Structure and Function of Attitudes  

Pablo Briñol, Richard E. Petty, and Maria Stavraki

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Oct 2019
Attitudes refer to general evaluations people have regarding people, places, objects, and issues. Attitudes serve a number of important functions such as guiding choices and actions and ... More

Subjective Aging and Health  

Gerben J. Westerhof and Susanne Wurm

Aging is often associated with inevitable biological decline. Yet research suggests that subjective aging—the views that people have about their own age and aging—contributes to how long ... More

Trajectories of Well-Being in Later Life  

Nardi Steverink

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Feb 2019
Well-being is a core concept for both individuals, groups and societies. Greater understanding of trajectories of well-being in later life may contribute to the achievement and maintenance ... More

Trust and Social Dilemmas  

Craig D. Parks

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May 2019
A social dilemma is a situation of interdependence between people in which there is conflict between doing what is best for oneself, and doing what is best for the group: Trying to produce ... More

Worldview Defense, Prejudice, and Derogating Others  

Michelle Bal and Kees Van den Bos

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Jun 2019
In the literature on prejudice and derogatory reactions, two prominent lines of research can be distinguished, one focusing on the expression and endorsement of (mostly) negative ... More