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	Psychology of Inequality
Location: Room TBD  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Economic inequality features heavily in social life and is a central component of current policy debates. In recent years, psychologists have joined other social scientists in trying to understand the psychological contours of societal inequality––asking questions about how record levels of economic inequality shape intergroup relations, attitudes, and behavior. This preconference will highlight current research and topics surrounding the psychological impact of societal inequality, and identify the ways in which this inequality is central to psychological processes that underlie many of our everyday behaviors and decisions. The preconference will highlight societal inequality as a critical and flourishing domain of social-personality psychology and is organized around three core themes: (1) What are the psychological roots of inequality? (2) What are current pressing questions and research challenges in the psychological study of societal inequality? and (3) How does societal inequality shape current policy discussions?


Paul Piff
UC Irvine

Michael Kraus
Yale University


2020 Annual Convention
February 27-29, 2020
New Orleans, LA USA