Heather Schofield Explains How Mental Bandwidth Impacts Poverty

Source: Knowledge@Wharton, December 28, 2016

In a recent American Economic Review paper, Heather Schofield, PhD reviews research on cognitive bandwidth and how it may affect the psychology around poverty. Schofield tells Knowledge@Wharton, "There are often stereotypes of people who make bad choices, and we’re really trying to understand what’s driving that. Is it the person or their circumstances?”