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Psychology and Aging
Beliefs about personal capability have been shown to affect performance. Lowered ability expectations due to older age may themselves contribute to a decline in performance. In the present study, we investigated whether enhancing older adults' performance expectancies would facilitate the learning of a novel balance task. In Experiment 1, providing older women (71 years) with fabricated feedback indicating that their performance was above average reduced their ability-related concerns anddoi:10.1037/a0025718 pmid:21988153 fatcat:u6gunpjvofba7iir7ftaojfho4