Stuff goes wrong, so act now

Michala Iben Riis-Vestergaard, Johannes Haushofer

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Pepper & Nettle make an ambitious and compelling attempt to isolate a common cause of what they call the behavioral constellation of deprivation. We agree with the authors that limited control can indeed help explain part of the difference in observed present-oriented behavior between the poor and the rich. However, we suggest that mortality risk is not the primary mechanism leading to this apparent impatience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e340
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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