Attitudes on Aging


Guests: Susan Friske, S. Jay Olshansky

Would you like to live to be 120?  More than half of Americans answered “no” 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.

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