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The “appropriate” response to deprivation: Evolutionary and ethical dimensions

Lewis, C. and Lewis, D.M.G. (2017) The “appropriate” response to deprivation: Evolutionary and ethical dimensions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40 . e332.

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Pepper & Nettle use an evolutionary framework to argue that “temporal discounting” is an appropriate response to low socioeconomic status (SES), or deprivation. We suggest some conceptual refinements to their “appropriate-response” perspective, with the hope that it usefully informs future research on and public policy responses to the relationship between deprivation and temporal discounting.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © 2017 Cambridge University Press
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