Social psychologist Paul Piff explains how wealth affects relationships and makes the affluent, well, mean. But there is hope for humanizing the elite: The smallest interventions, such as reminding them of the less fortunate, boost egalitarianism. getAbstract recommends this popular TED Talk to anyone affected by economic inequality – in other words, everyone.
In this summary, you will learn
- How wealth affects attitudes and behavior,
- What consequences economic inequality has for society, and
- What “psychological interventions” and other small changes can increase compassion and egalitarianism.
About the Speaker
Paul Piff is a social psychologist and researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.
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