Research from Assistant Professor Emily Bianchi suggests those with higher incomes may be more likely to live more isolated lives. In her TedExPeachtree Talk, she also paints a picture of how less money — and stress — affect behavior.
“When we don’t have money, the world feels more uncertain,” she says. “One way we manage this stress is through social support… Money makes us less reliant on other people. As a result, it may make us less focuses on nurturing and fostering relationships.”