Variety of studies point to a correlation between poverty and disadvantageous behaviour, which can further deepen poverty. For example, a preoccupation with financial decisions can be taxing and leave fewer cognitive resources available for other tasks. This causal relationship has been demonstrated by the scarcity experiments in the Mani et al. (2013), where similarly sized financial scenarios had different cognitive impacts on the poor and the rich.
Kyoungwon Seo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia ECE and a member of Human Communication Technologies (HCT) Lab and ViDeX (interactive video experience research group). His research spans human-computer interaction (HCI), virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and gamification.