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

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Review of the Literature: A Physioeconomic Framework

Cross-Country Climatic Data

Physiological Effects: A Select Bibliography

Psychological Effects: A Select Bibliography

Sociological Effects: A Select Bibliography

Economic Effects: A Select Bibliography

Author Index

Subject Index

Country and Region Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2000

    Bibliography

    This books is 350 pages of bibliography. There is very little reference text. Overall, we were not pleased with the purchase. We wished we had known that there wasn't very much information and far too many other articles and books listed.

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