Tag Archives: Social status

Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible. The link between social class and health in social mammals has been well documented. But new research in rhesus … Continue reading

Posted in Immune system, Social interaction, Social status | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

Socioeconomic status and the Developing Brain

Childhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with cognitive achievement throughout life. How does SES relate to brain development, and what are the mechanisms by which SES might exert its influence? We review studies in which behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods … Continue reading

Posted in Brains, Child, Social status | Tagged , , | 1 Comment