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The Psychology of Poverty, Wealth, and Economic Inequality

Coming soon in January 2023

Authors

Deborah Belle, Boston University, Heather E. Bullock, University of California, Santa Cruz

Description

Economic inequality is a defining issue of our time, with a handful of individuals in the United States today owning more wealth than half the population in the country. What are the psychological consequences of living in a profoundly unequal society? This comprehensive textbook is among the first to examine poverty, wealth, and economic inequality from a psychological perspective. Written by two leading scholars in the field, it provides an intersectional analysis of the impact of economic inequality on cognitive,…

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Key features

  • Focuses on potential solutions to issues that can feel overwhelming to students, to foster optimism and to encourage action
  • Intersectional analyses demonstrate how the interplay of multiple aspects of identity can impact people's experiences of poverty and wealth and explain cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, intergroup, physiological, and health outcomes
  • Integrates the well-researched effects of poverty with emerging research on the consequences of wealth to the psychology of the individual, providing a more complete understanding of the societal implications of economic inequality

About the book

  • Subjects Applied Psychology,Psychology,Social Psychology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Expected publication date: 30 April 2023
    • ISBN: 9781108486149
    • Dimensions (mm): 246 x 189 mm
    • Page extent: 391 pages
    • Availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Format: Paperback
    • Expected publication date: 30 April 2023
    • ISBN: 9781108731829
    • Dimensions (mm): 246 x 189 mm
    • Page extent: 391 pages
    • Availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Format: Digital
    • Expected publication date: 05 January 2023
    • ISBN: 9781108644792
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