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Hi everyone, my name is Genie and Motivation and Emotion is one of two final psychology units I'm currently undertaking, I have a few law electives left too.

I've chosen elder abuse and its motivations as the subject for my book chapter. In my personal experience, individuals with greater life experience have provided invaluable insight and advice, so I'd like to better understand why anyone would abuse elders. Society and media rightly condemn this conduct as heinous, but scientific explanations and research could better assist in identifying motivations and risk factors to reduce incidents. It's no excuse, but I think it's true that 'hurt people hurt people'.

Thanks for reading, I hope everyone has a fun and informative semester!