The psychological impact of inequality
Inequality in terms of wealth, health, gender, sexuality, race and education all have psychological impacts. To coincide with the BPS annual conference on the psychological impact of inequality, we bring you our own articles on the topic, and our favourites from the web.
From The Psychologist and Research Digest
Peter Hegarty from our current issue
Our journalist Ella Rhodes summarises a report identifying why women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and maths.
David Fryer and Rose Stambe examine the psychological impact of unemployment. Plus find much more on austerity in our archive.
Robin Dundas on the marginalisation of trans individuals.
Michelle K. Ryan and Teri A. Kirby on why ‘Lean In’, a strategy for women designed to increase workplace gender equality, is both an underrated and overrated phenomenon.
Gary Thomas explains how the gradient of difference can impact upon identity in the classroom.
Ella Rhodes on LGBT-phobia among healthcare professionals.
Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger on psychology’s role in the introduction of equal marriage, from 2005 – 9 years before same-sex marriage became legal in the UK.
Jolanda Jetten on the negative effects of disadvantage and discrimination.
Madeleine Pownall ponders the capitalisation of social change.
Fionnuala Murphy and colleagues
The classic studies suggest we live in an inherently unequal world, but Reicher has an alternative view
Peter Kinderman touches on the impact of inequalities in this public lecture
BPS History of Psychology Centre. Sophie O’Reilly, BPS Assistant Archivist, on the BPS’s role in promoting equalities.
The Guardian. Christina Starmans, Mark Sheskin and Paul Bloom consider why people prefer unequal societies when asked about the ideal distribution of wealth.
The New Yorker. Elizabeth Kolbert on how damaging it can be to feel poor (even when you’re not).
The Guardian Science Weekly podcast. Richard Lea speaks to psychologists about the consequences of wealth inequality.
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