Attitudes on Aging
September 5, 2013
Guests: Susan Friske, S. Jay Olshansky
Would you like to live to be 120?¬† More than half of Americans answered ‚Äúno‚ÄĚ when asked if they would undergo medical treatments to extend their life, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. ¬†While we all want to live to old age, living too long offers some frightening prospects.¬† This hour, attitudes and stereotypes around aging.¬† And, as life expectancy increases and the population ages, what are the effects on society and culture?¬† Marty talks with guests SUSAN FISKE, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and S. JAY OLSHANSKY, a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.