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dc.contributor.advisorTeo, Thomas
dc.creatorSheivari, Raha
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-15T20:02:32Z
dc.date.available2014-07-15T20:02:32Z
dc.date.copyright2014-02-13
dc.date.issued2014-07-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/27648
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I investigated the impact of income inequality on psychosocial well-being. I argued that income inequality is an important problem for psychology, because it is a powerful social determinant of wide range of psychosocial problems that impact well-being negatively. Income inequality is related to problems such as mental illness, obesity, teenage pregnancy, violence, and premature mortality. I analyzed the two major theoretical frameworks for explaining the relation between income inequality and psychosocial well-being: the psychosocial environment explanation and the neo-material explanation. I argued that both of these explanatory frameworks are important for psychology. Furthermore, I discussed the methodological criticisms of the relation between income inequality and psychosocial well-being. Finally, I explored the possibilities for interventions on behalf of psychologists regarding the issue of income inequality. I emphasized the importance of conceptualizing income inequality as a structural problem and argued that improving psychosocial well-being of populations requires a systemic intervention that is focused on reducing the income gaps.en_US
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dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectPublic healthen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Income Inequality of Psychosocial Well-Beingen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplinePsychology (Functional Area: History and Theory)
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2014-07-09T16:46:45Z
dc.subject.keywordsRelative Inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPsychosocial Well-Beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsIncome Inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPsychologyen_US


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