Social Inappropriateness, Executive Control, and Aging

Henry, JD, von Hippel, W and Baynes, K (2009) Social Inappropriateness, Executive Control, and Aging. Psychology and Aging, 24 1: 239-244. doi:10.1037/a0013423

Author Henry, JD
von Hippel, W
Baynes, K
Title Social Inappropriateness, Executive Control, and Aging
Journal name Psychology and Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-7974
Publication date 2009-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/a0013423
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 239
End page 244
Total pages 6
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Age-related deficits in executive control might lead to socially inappropriate behavior if they compromise the ability to withhold inappropriate responses. Consistent with this possibility, older adults in the current study showed greater social inappropriateness than younger adults—as rated by their peers—and this effect was mediated by deficits in executive control as well as deficits in general cognitive ability. Older adults also responded with greater social inappropriateness to a provocative event in the laboratory, but this effect was unrelated to executive functioning or general cognitive ability. These findings suggest that changes in both social and cognitive factors are important in understanding age-related changes in social behavior.
Keyword social inappropriateness
executive functioning
stereotyping and prejudice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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