In my previous post, ‘Leverage Your Age When Studying for the EPPP’ and ‘Speech and Elderly Self-Perception’, I mentioned about the self-fulfilling nature of what we think about aging. Building on this, I was interested to find that a report published in The Journal of the American Medical Association showed that seniors with a positive bias about growing old were 44% more likely to fully recover from a bout of disability than those that accepted negative stereotypes about age.
Now that’s amazing. And the basic principle no doubt extends wider than simply the issue of disability. The point is that our expectations about ourselves affect the types of things we can do and even the type of people we become.
A positive bias about aging can be especially crucial for those in mid-life or older who are preparing to pass their EPPP.
There are lots of elderly people who have chosen the Taylor Study Method to help them with their EPPP test preparation. If you are in your 50s, 60s or even 70s and you are reading this, we have good news for you. Your age need not hinder your EPPP success. In fact, I hope to show that you can actually leverage your age to help you pass the EPPP. More about that in future posts.