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Rankism Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Dr. Nancy Adler, director of the Center for Health and Community and professor of medical psychology at the University of California at San Francisco, says:

Status is made up of many things—it’s a matter of education, money, ethnicity, and gender. What we’re learning is that in each of those areas, health is better the higher up you are.

The issue for stress is not how many demands you have, but your sense that they are manageable. A demand that you have the resources to deal with—that you have some control over—can actually be invigorating. It’s the difference between a challenge and a threat. Control goes up at each step up the social ladder and that usually works to diminish stress.



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