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Ageism & Issues related to Age Discrimination PPT

Assistance needed on powerpoint presentation on adulthood on one of these topics listed below.

Development theory
The effect of work and stress on adult development
A mental health issue
Physical changes and adjustment
Parenting and grandparenting in the middle and older adult years

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Hello and thank you once again for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. The topic I have chosen related to adulthood is one that is a current issue right now in American society as well as the rest of the world. It therefore falls under the heading of retirement/theory/stress & work and even parenting in the middle/adult years. The solution below is the 'text guide' in putting together the slideshow. A Slideshow version is attached. Good luck!

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Slide 1

Title - Ageism & Issues related to Age Discrimination

Text - Ageism is a discriminative act just like sexism and racism. What it is about is the differentiation of treatment showing bias against or for people due to their age. While it is a given and proven notion that in the human life cycle, at each stage maturity and capacity differs ageism goes beyond that and discriminates on age groups largely due to prejudices and stereotypes. In the US today especially in issues related to employment, many mature adults close or at the retirement age are feeling unjust treatment that are degrading and limiting their capacity to fully exercise their rights as rightful members of society. The elderly feel this kind of prejudice and discriminative treatment against them and it affects their mental and emotional state and can lead to serious personal and professional issues relating to self-worth and independence. Some of the elderly receiving unjust treatment and vexation because of their age even receive them from family members and close friends. When they do it can spiral to issues that can lead to family and community conflict or in the case of an ageism victim, depression due to issues relate to loss of respect, dignity and value within his/her own family/friends/community. People who participate or support viewpoints or actions that are prejudiced against age and the elderly is called an Ageist.

Image - images of the elderly, images of a happy family with grandparents, etc.

Slide 2

Title - The Theory & Ageist Self Image

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Ageism as a theory is "any attitude, action, or institutional structure which subordinates a person or group because of age or any assignment of roles in society purely on the basis of age...."
- Traxler, 1980

When you think about it, we all have ideas of what people are like at certain 'stages' in life. While our ideas of infancy, childhood, teen years and young adult years are based on our own experience, some of us are still in the young and mid-adult years making our ideas of elderly years are based not on our experience of being a mature adult/elderly because we haven't yet gone through such stage. In a way, our own 'ideas' can be called stereotypes by our own standards and this fits in well within the participant-observation notion of finding details. If this is so, why is it so wrong? First off, one has to remember that ...

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The solution is a 1,643-word narrative that provides a slide-by-slide guide (suggested text + images) for an-8 slide Powerpoint presentation on Ageism & Issues related to Age Discrimination (see long description). A full sample Slideshow is attached based on this guide, the narrative follows the APA format. References are listed, citations are included.