Socioeconomic Status

The Washington Post: Economic segregation has some obvious consequences for how we live. It means that poor and rich children attend different schools, that their parents shop in different stores, that their families rely on separate amenities, whether parks or transit lines or community pools. These living patterns, though, also More

Poverty, wealth, and their cognitive, emotional, and neurochemical consequences dominated the discussion in the opening integrative science symposium at ICPS. Moderated by Daniel Cervone, who co-chairs the program committee for the event that kicked off March 12 in Amsterdam, scientists representing psychology, economics, and sociology shared a wealth of research More

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Wealthy people may be likely to oppose redistribution of wealth because they have biased information about how wealthy most people actually are, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that people use their own neighborhoods and communities as More

The Telegraph: Even as four-year-olds, poor people are more generous than their richer counterparts, an altruism experiment suggests. Psychologists also found that teaching pre-school children to help those in need can lead to them being healthier later in life. Researchers from the University of California carried out an altruism experiment on 74 More