The psychology and policy of overcoming economic inequality

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Ruggeri K., Tutuska O. S., Ladini G. A. R., Al-Zahli N., Alexander N., Andersen M. H., ...More

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol.46, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0140525x23001103
  • Journal Name: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Periodicals Index Online, BIOSIS, Communication & Mass Media Index, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, INSPEC, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo, Sociological abstracts
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: No


Recent arguments claim that behavioral science has focused - to its detriment - on the individual over the system when construing behavioral interventions. In this commentary, we argue that tackling economic inequality using both framings in tandem is invaluable. By studying individuals who have overcome inequality, positive deviants, and the system limitations they navigate, we offer potentially greater policy solutions.