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Gringart et al., 2008: Reflecting on and counterarguing stereotypes and discrimination towards older workers increased positive views, preference, and likelihood for hiring older workers among Australian hiring managers

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Gringart, E., Helmes, E., & Speelman, C. (2008). Harnessing cognitive dissonance to promote positive attitudes toward older workers in Australia. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(3), 751-778.
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Summary:

Australian hiring managers received letters emphasizing (1) common stereotypes about older workers and empirically based counter evidence and (2) information about hiring discrimination against older workers, how this violates national norms, and a booklet with names of hiring managers who oppose age discrimination, and an invitation to add their own name to this list to be distributed to the broader community. As compared to hiring managers who received only (1) or (2) or neither, those who received both reported over the next few weeks expressed more positive views of older workers, a greater preference for hiring older workers, and being more likely to hire older workers.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

To See the Self as Adequate

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

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Psychological Question Addressed

Did I say I would do it?

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Did I say I would do it?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018