The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour
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- Editor: Alan Lewis, University of Bath
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Psychologists have been observing and interpreting economic behaviour for at least fifty years, and the last decade, in particular, has seen an escalated interest in the interface between psychology and economics. The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour is a valuable reference resource dedicated to improving our understanding of the economic mind and economic behaviour. Employing empirical methods – including laboratory experiments, field experiments, observations, questionnaires and interviews – the Handbook covers aspects of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment and biological perspectives. With contributions from distinguished scholars from a variety of countries and backgrounds, the Handbook is an important step forward in the improvement of communications between the disciplines of psychology and economics. It will appeal to academic researchers and graduates in economic psychology and behavioural economics.Read more
- A valuable reference resource linking the disciplines of psychology and economics
- Features contributions from distinguished scholars from twelve countries, providing a truly international perspective
- Covers aspects of theory and method, financial and consumer behaviour, the environment and biological perspectives
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"...The section on finance provides a comprehensive, valuable overview of how psychology has influence economic understanding of investment and saving; the volume is worthwhile just for this longest and strongest part...Recommended..."
--S. Solnick, University of Vermont, CHOICESee more reviews
"Twenty papers present a psychological perspective on the economic mind and economic behavior..."
--Journal of Economic Literature
"It is hard to imagine a more timely appearance for a book on psychology and economic behavior than now...a worthwhile read, not just for academic psychologists and economists, but for anyone interested in understanding more about the recent crisis and for policy makers looking to mitigate future economic disasters...The goal of the Handbook is to put psychology on more of an equal footing with economics by showing how important psychological mechanisms are to decision making...[Overall]...the Handbook is successful...The Handbook would be a good resource for graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying decision making, behavioral economics, or the psychology of economic behavior...The chapters are, for the most part, accessible even to new entrants to the field...Lewis should be commended for compiling such a comprehensive and engrossing set of contributions to the study of economic behavior."
--PsycCRITIQUES, Margery Lucas
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- Date Published: May 2008
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511389382
- contains: 19 b/w illus. 13 colour illus. 18 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction, Theory and Method:
1. Introduction Alan Lewis
2. Theory and method in economics and psychology Denis Hilton
Part II. Finance:
3. The economic psychology of the stock market Karl-Erik Wärneryd
4. Stock prices: insights from behavioural finance Werner F. M. De Bondt
5. Inter-temporal choice and self-control: saving and borrowing Paul Webley and Ellen K. Nyhus
6. Financial decisions in the household Carole Burgoyne and Erich Kirchler
7. Corporate social responsibility: the case of long term and responsible investment Danyelle Guyatt
Part III. Consumer Behaviour in the Private Sector:
8. Consumption and identity Russell Belk
9. Wealth, consumption and happiness Aaron Ahuvia
10. Comparing models of consumer behaviour Gerrit Antonides
Part IV. Consumer Behaviour in the Public Sector:
11. Lay perceptions of government economic activity Simon Kemp
12. How big should government be? John G. Cullis and Philip R. Jones
13. Integrating explanations of tax evasion and avoidance Valerie Braithwaite and Michael Wenzel
Part V. Environment:
14. Sustainable consumption and lifestyle change Tim Jackson
15. Environmentally significant behaviour in the home Paul C. Stern
16. Economic and psychological determinants of car ownership and use Tommy Gärling and Peter Loukopoulos
17. Environmental morale and motivation Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer
18. Contingent valuation as a research method: environmental values and human behaviour Clive L. Spash
Part VI. Biological Perspectives:
19. Neuroeconomics: what neuroscience can learn from economics Terry Lohrenz and P. Read Montague
20. Evolutionary economics and psychology Ulrich Witt
21. Evolutionary psychology and economic psychology Stephen E. G. Lea.
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