Playing a rigged game: Inequality's effect on physiological stress responses

@article{Shapiro2017PlayingAR,
  title={Playing a rigged game: Inequality's effect on physiological stress responses},
  author={M. Shapiro and R. Rylant and Amanda de Lima and A. Vidaurri and H. V. D. Werfhorst},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={180},
  pages={60-69}
}
High income and wealth inequality corresponds with high rates of various health and social problems. One possible factor that could be contributing to this correlation is stress experienced by those being treated unfairly in an unequal society. The present experiment attempted to simulate aspects of income inequality in a lab setting while recording several measures of stress. Participants (n=96) were assigned to one of four groups and played a memory game against a confederate opponent to earn… Expand
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