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Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution

People’s views on wealth distribution have little to do with how much they have in the bank and more with how wealthy they feel compared to their friends and neighbors. ... More>


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