Psychology - Langer and Rodin - Aims and Context

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Aims and Context

  • The physiological changes are instead due to a loss of a sense of personal control.
  • As a person becomes old, they experience a loss of rules, which lead to a loss of perceived compence and a decreased sense of responsibility.
  • Lab studies have demonstrated that an increased sense of control reduces stress and pain.
  • Langer et al (1975) found that hospital patients who felt a greater sense of


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