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Social ties have mixed impact on encouraging healthy behaviors in low-income areas

Social ties have mixed impact on encouraging healthy behaviors in low-income areas | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In low-income, minority communities, tight-knit social connections -- with family members, friends, and neighbors -- can lead people to eat healthy and be physically active, but in some cases it may actually be an obstacle to a healthy lifestyle,...
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What defines life satisfaction for consumers living in poverty?

What defines life satisfaction for consumers living in poverty? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
People whose basic needs are met get more life satisfaction when they are more connected to others and when they experience greater autonomy, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
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Upper class more likely to be scofflaws due to greed

Upper class more likely to be scofflaws due to greed | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe – as did Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street – that greed is good, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.
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