What is the Psychology of Classism? Analyzing ‘Parasite’, ‘Knives Out’, and ‘Us’


What is the Psychology of Classism? Analyzing ‘Parasite’, ‘Knives Out’, and ‘Us’

The year’s films Parasite, Knives Out and Us all explored how classism impacts our day to day life.

In today’s episode of the Shrink Tank Podcast, our panel of Shrinks discuss the erosion of middle class, the exploitation of the lower class, and the evolution of economic status over the last decade.

Listen to ‘What is the Psychology of Classism? Analyzing ‘Parasite’, ‘Knives Out’, and ‘Us” here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.


Being Human

Every week our panel of Shrinks breaks down trending topics of psychology in the news that we call Being Human.

Parasite, Knives Out and Us all are rooted in the theme of classism.

To break that down and inspire a larger conversation, we turned to the internet to find an article to frame our first discussion.

According to research published by the American Psychological Association, people who see themselves as being in a higher social class may tend to have an exaggerated belief that they are more adept than their equally capable lower-class counterparts, and that overconfidence can often be misinterpreted by others as greater competence in important situations, such as job interviews.

You can read the study that inspired our discussion here.


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