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Heather Schofield Explains How Mental Bandwidth Impacts Poverty

In a recent American Economic Review paper, Heather Schofield, PhD reviews research on cognitive bandwidth and how it may affect the psychology around poverty. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Schofield says: “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?”

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