Psychology In Action Kevin Huffman Analysis

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Every one is born the same, every one is born equal, it 's how you live your life that determines how successful you will become. Your economic life is given to you at birth and people from low and high economic class lead very different lives. With the majority of those lower paid family 's never making it to the working class or high class. Success can be defined differently between the classes are their are many reasons for this. In Kevin Huffmans textbook "Psychology In Action" he talks about the physical disabilities that lower income children face. In addition to permanent brain changes, children who lack reliable care and stable attachment, show not only lower intelligence but also less empathy for others. Malnutrition can retard a child …show more content…
America is the land of opportunity for some more than others while rich people are born into a life of luxurious living accommodations and opportunity that are not afforded to those with lower income. People do not choose to be poor they are however limited to the opportunities afforded to them by their economic system. In his atricle "Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong" Matt O 'brian compares the inequality between the two economic classes. How rich parents can afford to spend more time with their children and provide more enrichment activities which means they are better prepared to enter school and succeed. O 'brian describes a phenomenon know as "opportunity hoarding" which includes everything from college admissions to paid internships and describes the different jobs opportunities offered to high and low class. One 's economic class isn 't just related to success, one 's economic class is a predictor of how successful you will become and is defined by the culture you are born into and is different for each class, success is directly related ones intelligence, determined by your economic class, and the greatly dependent on the opportunity afforded to …show more content…
Not everyone is afforded the same opportunities for success. Class standings and life chances are largely determined at birth. (P193) It 's difficult to argue that we live in a classless society. Approximately 13 percent of the American population live below the official poverty line... Nearly 1.4 million children experience homelessness in any given year." (P184) In his chapter "Class In America" Gregory Mantsios talks about the differences between the different economic classes and success. He talks about the myth that every one has an equal chance to succeed.(P184) The difference in class determines where people live, their friends, their education, and what they expect from life with their class standing having a significant impact on their own success. Rich people are born into a life of luxurious living accommodations and opportunity. People do not choose to be poor they are however limited to the opportunities afforded to them by their economic system.(p193) In his atricle "Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong" Matt O 'brian compares the inequality between the two economic classes. Rich parents can afford to spend more time with their children and provide more enrichment activities which means they are better prepared to enter school and succeed. O 'brian describes a phenomenon know as "opportunity hoarding" which includes everything from college

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