Everyone has personal biases and stereotyped beliefs to some degree. It is critical to identify our beliefs and challenge ourselves to grow in order to most effectively serve our clients.
Beliefs about Aging (personal biases and stereotyped beliefs)
Describe your personal beliefs about aging with respect to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains. Which aspects of aging do you view positively? Which aspects do you view negatively? What influences your belief system? If you identify a negative stereotype related to aging or older adults, identify one activity you could engage in to increase your understanding of this stage in the life span.
Note: Express your honest beliefs in this assignment; however, keep in mind that respectful language and terminology must be used at all times.
- post your responses to this Discussion Area in a minimum of 200 words. Your response should rely upon at least two sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format); and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.