Age differences in the correction processes of context-induced biases: when correction succeeds

Mo Wang, Yiwei Chen

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Previous research has demonstrated that older adults are more susceptible than young adults to context-induced biases in social judgments. The primary goal of this study was to examine the conditions under which older adults could or could not correct their biases. Young and older adults completed a social judgment task that normally would produce contrast biases in 3 correction cue conditions: no cue, subtle cue, and blatant cue. It was found that both young and older adults corrected their biases in the blatant cue condition, but only young adults corrected in the subtle cue condition. The results suggest that older adults may need more environmental support in correcting their biases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-540
Number of pages5
JournalPsychology and Aging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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