“Older workers don’t suffer from the deficiencies that a lot of people think they do.”: "
A study in which “seniors” (those over 50) were pitted against “juniors” (those under 30) in three different decision-making tasks – risk taking, competitiveness, and cooperation – found that seniors “hold their own.” They’re also more cooperative, contributing more during the cooperation test. The NY Times reports that researchers also found “groups with a mix of ages outperformed homogeneous groups.”
(There are many great ideas in the NY Times series so you should click the second link too.)
Via Neuroanthropology (where you’re sure to find a link you like in this list of research papers on culture, evolution, the mind, and anthropology.)