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The Poverty Trap

Poor people are the subject of many negative stereotypes, including the assumption that they are inherently incapable of making sound financial decisions. But APS Fellow Eldar Shafir has demonstrated that […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Practical Solutions to Violence

At the 2014 APS Annual Convention, four researchers (as reported in the July/August Observer article “Exploring the Psychological Science of Violence”) missed essential components of US violence and how to […]... More>


Wealth, Welfare and the Brother-in-Law Rule


Wealth, Welfare and the Brother-In-Law Rule

One of the enigmas of the American political landscape is the impoverished Republican. This is the American with very little money, and many unmet needs, who nevertheless votes for people […]... More>


Have and Have Not: The Widening Gap