A prescriptive intergenerational-tension ageism scale: Succession, identity, and consumption (SIC)

Federica Durante, Susan T. Fiske, Nicolas Kervyn, Amy J.C. Cuddy, Adebowale Debo Akande, Bolanle E. Adetoun, Modupe F. Adewuyi, Magdeline M. Tserere, Ananthi Al Ramiah, Khairul Anwar Mastor, Fiona Kate Barlow, Gregory Bonn, Romin W. Tafarodi, Janine Bosak, Ed Cairns, Claire Doherty, Dora Capozza, Anjana Chandran, Xenia Chryssochoou, Tilemachos IatridisJuan Manuel Contreras, Rui Costa-Lopes, Roberto González, Janet I. Lewis, Gerald Tushabe, Jacques Philippe Leyens, Renée Mayorga, Nadim N. Rouhana, Vanessa Smith Castro, Rolando Perez, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón, Miguel Moya, Elena Morales Marente, Marisol Palacios Gálvez, Chris G. Sibley, Frank Asbrock, Chiara C. Storari

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Inequality corrodes human relations. As Alexis de Tocqueville (1835/2003) noted, material differences divide people socially and obstruct empathy, favouring exploitation and slavery. Coming from aristocratic France, in 1831, de Tocqueville travelled the United States, impressed by the ‘equality of conditions’ (p. 11), which, in his opinion, helped Americans to trust each other. Indeed, for thousands of years the quality of human life has improved by raising material living standards, but nowadays for rich countries to get richer adds nothing to quality of life (Wilkinson & Pickett, 2010). What instead seems to matter the most in developed nations is the level of inequality in society, namely, the size of income disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Works of Susan Fiske
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781351739641
ISBN (Print)9781138734333
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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