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date: 12 December 2019

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Age-related changes in facial morphology may affect how others assess the emotions of older individuals. Specifically, these changes in facial structure may resemble facial expressions of negative emotions such as sadness or anger, which, in turn, can elicit trait judgments consistent with negative age stereotypes. The chapter explores the evidence for these relationships and considers their implications for intergenerational interactions, theory development, and future research.

Keywords: facial morphology, babyfaceness, facial structure, aging face, emotion communication, intergenerational interaction, age stereotypes, communication predicament of aging, age stereotypes in interaction, ecological theory, perceived age, physiognomic cues t

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