Tag: Inequality


Tag: Inequality

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Articles: How Inequality Can Make Wealthy People Less Cooperative

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2015

A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.


Articles: Can a Pill Make You More Compassionate?

By Tom Levy | March 25, 2015

A new study suggests that altering the chemical balance in our brains can make us more committed to fairness.

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.

Videos and Podcasts: Cultivating Gratitude in a Consumerist Society

By Tom Gilovich | September 17, 2014

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.

Charlie Simpson, who is featured in Every Three Seconds.

Articles: Can Fighting Poverty Make You Happy?

By Jill Suttie | September 11, 2014

A Q&A with Daniel Karslake about his new film, Every Three Seconds.


Articles: How to Help First-Generation College Students Succeed

By Neil Si-Jia Zhang | April 23, 2014

A new study examines the psychological challenges faced by students whose parents didn't go to college.


Articles: Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent

By Jason Marsh | September 25, 2012

What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,  256 pages

Articles: Markets and Moral Limits

By Ann Shulman | September 24, 2012

A new book argues that markets have a place—but it's not in hospitals, daycare centers, schools, or families.

Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley.

Articles: When the Going Gets Tough, the Affluent Get Lonely

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2012

A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.


Articles: How Altruistic is the Greater Good Community?

By Gregg Sparkman | April 27, 2012

The results are in from the Greater Good altruism quiz—and it turns out that gender, age, and income have significant connections to generosity.

Katniss and Peeta of The Hunger Games.

Articles: Five Lessons in Human Goodness from “The Hunger Games”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 18, 2012

The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.


Articles: Affluent People More Likely to be Scofflaws

By Yasmin Anwar | February 28, 2012

Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.


Articles: Fox News: GGSC Fellow Study is “Junk”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2011

New media coverage of our research ranges from the helpful to the political.


Articles: Low-Income People Quicker to Show Compassion

By Yasmin Anwar | December 20, 2011

New research by GGSC graduate fellow Jennifer Stellar finds that upper classes are less able to recognize suffering.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Nurturing Moms Are Better than Money


Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?

By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011

A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Fear of Being Envied Makes People Help Others


Articles: You Can’t Buy Empathy

By Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010

New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.


Articles: The Poor Give More

By Jason Marsh | August 11, 2010

A new study finds that the rich are less altruistic


Research Digest Items/Studies: Do Our Brains Crave Equality?


Research Digest Items/Studies: Falling Happiness in the Rising Economy of China


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