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BIAS ACROSS GENERATIONS

Podcast

BIAS ACROSS GENERATIONS WITH DR. ANDREW BELSER

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About

BIAS ACROSS GENERATIONS

When Dr. Belser visited another class I was teaching to share his research, I was struck when most students I spoke to afterwards shared that they hadn't grown up near their grandparents. Certainly, that can impact one's comfortability with older adults if families can't find alternative ways to make those connections. Thanks to technology, especially in the pandemic, intergenerational connections can happen more frequently so long as everyone has access to technology, a good internet connection, and knows how to use it. However, Dr. Belser's work points to the positive impact being in the same physical space can have on our nervous systems.

Non-Exhaustive Reading and Media List

LEARN MORE ABOUT GENERATIONAL BIAS

Reflection

YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH BIAS ACROSS GENERATIONS

1. Take a moment to consider how frequently you interact with people much younger or older than you.

2. Dig a little more deeply into that first question. What do those interactions look like? 

3. Consider some ways to increase and improve your connections with people from younger and older generations.

Action Ideas

YOUR COMMUNITY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CROSS-GENERATIONAL CONNECTION

1. Do any of the types of initiatives and efforts that Dr. Belser mentions in the podcast exist in your community? Identify some ways that you too could benefit from those opportunities to connect with generations outside your own.

2. What other ideas do you have that reflect your own cultural practices? Are those practices from the past or do they still show up currently? How could you use that knowledge to initiate or contribute to ideas in your community?

Support the Work

ORGANIZATIONS THAT ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO GENERATIONAL BIAS

Bias across Generations: List
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