Divergent life histories and other ecological adaptations: Examples of social-class differences in attention, cognition, and attunement to others

Igor Grossmann, Michael Varnum

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Abstract

Many behavioral and psychological effects of socioeconomic status (SES), beyond those presented by Pepper & Nettle cannot be adequately explained by life-history theory. We review such effects and reflect on the corresponding ecological affordances and constraints of low- versus high-SES environments, suggesting that several ecology-specific adaptations, apart from life-history strategies, are responsible for the behavioral and psychological effects of SES.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e329
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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