The Effects of Inequality on Psychology

  • Jean Baker Miller


Why should psychiatrists be concerned with equality? We are not accustomed to including inequality as a determinant of psychic well- or ill-being. We tend to think on other levels, e.g., the intrapsychic or the biological, and in so doing, assume that we are dealing with universal factors.


Dominant Group Subordinate Group Universal Factor Acceptable Role Dominant Group Member 
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