Financial Decision Making

Can your genes predict future success in life?

CBS: Your genes may play a part in whether or not you’ll enjoy career and financial success, researchers suggest. But, these “success” genes aren’t necessarily your destiny. They may play only a small role in your life, and the study wasn’t designed to prove that certain genes determine your future More

Genetic Variations Linked with Social and Economic Success

Psychological characteristics link genes with upward social mobility, according to data collected from almost 1000 individuals over four decades. The data suggest that various psychological factors play a role in linking a person’s genetic profile and several important life outcomes, including professional achievement, financial security, geographic mobility, and upward social More

Does Financial Insecurity Lead to More Physical Pain?

Scientific American: A research team led by public policy Professor Eileen Chou at the University of Virginia hypothesized that the confluence of these two trends – greater economic uncertainty and more physical pain – may not be entirely coincidental. Chou and her colleagues recently published a paper in Psychological Science summarizing More