Adapting to the Destitute Situations: Poverty Cues Lead to Short-Term Choice

  title={Adapting to the Destitute Situations: Poverty Cues Lead to Short-Term Choice},
  author={Lei Liu and Tingyong Feng and Tao Suo and Kang Lee and Hong Li},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Background Why do some people live for the present, whereas others save for the future? The evolutionary framework of life history theory predicts that preference for delay of gratification should be influenced by social economic status (SES). However, here we propose that the decision to choose alternatives in immediate and delayed gratification in poverty environments may have a psychological dimension. Specifically, the perception of environmental poverty cues may induce people alike to… 

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