Personality Traits and Attitudes to Age Stereotypes in Elderly People Suffering from Psychological Abuse



The paper reviews and compares socio-demographic and individual psychological char- acteristics of elderly persons and their attitudes towards the stereotypes of youth and old age. The following three groups of subjects participated in the study: one control group (elderly people with no experience of victimization) and two experimental ones (victims of psycho- logical abuse per se and victims of psychological abuse combined with other types of mal- treatment). The conclusions drawn by the authors can be employed in further research on psychological abuse against elderly people.

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Keywords: elderly people, psychological abuse, stereotypes, individual psychological features, victimity

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Gorfan Y.Y., Enikolopov S.N. Personality Traits and Attitudes to Age Stereotypes in Elderly People Suffering from Psychological Abuse. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2014. Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 69–77. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Y Y. Gorfan, Post graduate student, Moscow State University of Psychology and education, the faculty of forensic psychology, the chair of criminal psychology, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Sergey N. Enikolopov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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