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Links Between Childhood Poverty, Stress and Adult Memory

Posted by neocaablogger on April 3, 2009

A long-term study published in the Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences finds significant links between childhood poverty,
stress and adult memory. The report was based on a study of 195 white
students from low- and middle-income families. Childhood Poverty,
Chronic Stress and Adult Working Memory
found that those who grew up in
poverty had a weaker working memory — a dependable gauge of reading
and problem-solving ability.

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