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Psychology and Economics of Poverty Convening 2022

Health & Psychology Conference   |   Apr 01 2022

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New, interdisciplinary research is uncovering how facets of our psychology–including cognition, beliefs, aspirations, and norms–impact decision-making, with downstream consequences for health, economic outcomes, and well-being. This work is especially important in the context of poverty and resource scarcity, where findings can be used to design programs that improve lives.

On April 1st, 2022, CEGA’s fourth annual Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Convening will bring researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers together to share original work in this space.  As long as it is safe to do so, we plan to host this event in person at UC Berkeley in an open-air room (one side of the room opens onto a patio and patio doors will be left open for ventilation). Proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Please note that depending on the COVID-19 situation, we may need to shift to a virtual event.

Call for Papers

Our call for papers is now open until February 18th, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST. We encourage research submissions from psychology, economics, and related fields. We will accept full papers or extended abstracts, regardless of publication status. Interested speakers should submit a 100-300 word summary, along with an extended abstract or paper draft (if available). Suggested topics include:

  • How poverty impacts cognitive load, decision-making, social cognition, health (including mental health), aspirations, and/or economic outcomes
  • The psychological consequences of resource instability or volatility
  • Belief formation, the relevance of belief-based utility, affective adaptations to poverty, and the role of the “psychological immune system”
  • The influence of cultural context and social norms on outcomes related to the above topics

Please follow the the link to the right to submit a paper and/or register to attend. We encourage attendance by interested faculty, PhD students, postdocs, researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers. Selected speakers will be notified by February 25th, 2022, after which we will share a detailed agenda via email and on our event web page. In the meantime, you can reference the agenda and slides from our 2021 PEP Convening here.

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