Upper Class Behavior Study | Health Podcast

Date: 03/16/2012

Study on Behavior

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A recent study on human behavior conducted at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto suggest a relationship between upper class citizens and bad behavior. 

As detailed in this podcast, the study consisted of seven trials which took place in both a clinical lab setting and out in the real world. The environment made no difference, however. Those of the upper class variety who belong in a higher socioeconomic bracket exhibited rude, immoral behavior such as cutting people off, lying, stealing, and even taking candy designated for children. 

Listen as Jon Barron describes the experiments, discusses the findings, and comments on what the study says about our society in this health podcast. 

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    Submitted by Neil Roberts on
    March 31, 2012 - 2:50pm

    Hi Jon:

    Partricularly in the field of healthcare services, it's become very interesting to correlate (immoral) behavior with the asssumption of superiority that is commonly associated with posession of relitively unearned wealth.

    I feel very strongly, that it will be this factor -- this correlation of gracious vs adversarial behavior -- that will actually decide who succeeds and who fails socially and economically in the very near future.

    Good interview!

    NR

  •  
    Submitted by Neil Roberts on
    March 31, 2012 - 2:50pm

    Hi Jon:

    Partricularly in the field of healthcare services, it's become very interesting to correlate (immoral) behavior with the asssumption of superiority that is commonly associated with posession of relitively unearned wealth.

    I feel very strongly, that it will be this factor -- this correlation of gracious vs adversarial behavior -- that will actually decide who succeeds and who fails socially and economically in the very near future.

    Good interview!

    NR

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