Socioeconomic Status

It seems Bob Dylan was as much a scientific visionary as a social one. In his 1966 masterpiece Blonde on Blonde, Dylan rasps of being “helpless like a rich man’s child.” A study in the February issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science argues that growing up in an affluent More

A Wealth of Opportunity The wealth disparities article [Observer, November 2003] demonstrated how the techniques of psychology can enhance a variety of disciplines ranging from geography to marketing. Likewise, the knowledge produced within psychology can be valuable to others. For example, Nancy Adler’s findings that physical health may be affected More

The rich get richer, those in the middle drift downstream, and the poor fall farther behind. Might that widening gulf of inequality in the world’s wealthiest nation be responsible, at least in part, for that nation’s relatively poor health, despite boasting the world’s most advanced medical technology? Psychological investigators not More