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Tag: Socioeconomic Status
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Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not RichesBy Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012
A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Nurturing Moms Are Better than Money
Research Digest Items/Studies: Community Ties Help Low-Income Children’s Health
Articles: You Can’t Buy EmpathyBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Start Addressing Achievement Gaps
Articles: The Poor Give MoreBy Jason Marsh | August 11, 2010
A new study finds that the rich are less altruistic
Articles: Power SicknessBy Eve Ekman | December 1, 2007
Feeling powerless harms our health, reports Eve Ekman. What can we do about it?
Articles: Schools without BeautyBy Jonathan Kozol | September 1, 2005
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: The Chauffeur’s DilemmaBy Arlie Hochschild | September 1, 2005
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting left behind. Why don’t more people stick up for fellow citizens facing hard times? Because, argues Arlie Hochschild, empathy is being squeezed from the American way of life.
Articles: Book Review: Leave No Child BehindBy Matthew Wheeland | March 1, 2005
by James Comer
Yale University Press, 2004, 352 pages
A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.
Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.
Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.
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