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Boosting Self-Worth Can Counteract Cognitive Effects of Poverty

For people in poverty, remembering better times — such as past success — improves cognitive functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services. ... More>


Childhood Poverty Linked With Worse Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood

About 1 in 4 children in the U.S. grow up in poverty. What does this mean for mental health outcomes when these children enter their teens and early 20s? ... More>


The Poor and the Heartless

Last year, the top 10 percent of American earners took home more than half of the country’s total income. The top 1 percent took home a fifth. That’s the greatest […]... More>


How poverty depletes brain power


The Mental Strain of Making Do With Less