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Climatic Effects on Individual, Social, and Economic Behavior: A Physioeconomic Review of Research Across Disciplines
     

Climatic Effects on Individual, Social, and Economic Behavior: A Physioeconomic Review of Research Across Disciplines

by Philip Parker
 

This first interdisciplinary review on how climate affects human behavior provides an introductory framework for research in the field, surveys climatic data around the world, and covers over 3,000 sources. The bibliography is organized topically into chapters dealing with physiological, psychological, sociological, and economic effects of climate on people. The

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This first interdisciplinary review on how climate affects human behavior provides an introductory framework for research in the field, surveys climatic data around the world, and covers over 3,000 sources. The bibliography is organized topically into chapters dealing with physiological, psychological, sociological, and economic effects of climate on people. The bibliography identifies important sources relating to acclimation, allergies, diet, diseases, affective disorders, aggression, personality, mental illnesses, accidents and injuries, crime, fertility, mortality, migration, suicide, consumer and industrial behavior, macroeconomic policy, and methodologies. A detailed author, subject, and country and regional index make this careful review easily accessible for varied use by students, teachers, researchers, policymakers, and business persons or managers.

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A listing of published dissertations and journal article across various fields on climate's effects in individual and social behavior, grouping citations in sections on physiological, psychological, sociological, and economic effects, with subcategories such as consumer behavior, allergies, mental illness, stress, and macroeconomic policy and methodologies. Entries provide titles, journal titles and editions, page numbers, and a brief list of topics. Includes tables of cross-country climatic data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313294006
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1995
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in Geography Series , #2
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

PHILIP M. PARKER is an Associate Professor at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), in Fontainebleau, France, where he teaches graduate courses in multivariate statistics, research methodology, and international marketing. His research interests include evaluating cross-national effects of physical environment on human behavior and the resulting implications for business and economic policy. Parker has consulted on various projects with international development agencies and has conducted field research and training with private concerns in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and North America. He has recently published articles in industry journals on various economic and business topics, including the diffusion of innovations, marketing, and industrial organization.

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