Essays on Economic Psychology

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Economic behavior is explored from a psychological perspective by both, prominent economic psychologists with a long tradition in studying economic problems as well as economists who are open and interested in the psychological aspects of economic behavior. The contributions discuss the prospects and difficulties of this dialogue between psychology and economics and survey some important areas of research where such an interdisciplinary approach has proved to be successful. The text can also be used to introduce ...

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Overview

Economic behavior is explored from a psychological perspective by both, prominent economic psychologists with a long tradition in studying economic problems as well as economists who are open and interested in the psychological aspects of economic behavior. The contributions discuss the prospects and difficulties of this dialogue between psychology and economics and survey some important areas of research where such an interdisciplinary approach has proved to be successful. The text can also be used to introduce psychology to economists in order to give them an idea how to analyze economic problems from a psychological perspective. It also indicates many urgent and exciting research topics awaiting eager scholars to carry on the dialogue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642486234
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 291
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Essays on Economic Psychology 1
2 Psychology + Economics = Economic Psychology? 31
3 The Evolutionary Biology of Economic Behavior 53
4 Rationality: The Formalist View 71
5 Cognition and Economic Psychology 91
6 Psychological Aspects of Strategic Management 109
7 Economic Psychology and Telecommunications Research 133
8 Distributive Justice. A Behavioral Theory and Empirical Evidence 153
9 Public Choice - Economic Theory of Politics: A Survey in Selected Areas 177
10 Measuring the Size and Development of the Shadow Economy. Can the Causes be Found and the Obstacles be Overcome? 193
11 Why People Vote: The Role of Inter- and Intragroup Interaction in the Turnout Decision 213
12 How to Avoid Intrapersonal Strategic Conflicts in Game Theory? 251
Author Index 281
Subject Index 287
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