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How are OLDER PEOPLE portrayed in what you saw? They’re most portrayed as sick and weak. A few are portrayed as healthy and happy in some commercials. Pay attention to the number of older people who are shown, as well as how they are shown, i.e. do they seem to be "real," or are they represented in a stereotypical fashion? Most of the older people are represented in a pretty stereotypical fashion. They’re weak, slow, and need assistance. How realistic are their characteristics, the comments, the jokes, etc. in terms of stereotypes of older people? In terms of older people, these stereotypes are pretty unrealistic. These people will be portrayed as very happy and excited about every little thing. The actions of these older people are very exaggerated. Watch for differences between the ways that older women and older men are presented. Watch for differences between the ways that older people of different racial groups are presented. The older women are very caring and quiet. The older men may be loud and

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