Social Psychology and Economics

Social Psychology and Economics

by David De Cremer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805857540

ISBN-13: 9780805857542

Pub. Date: 06/15/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book combines chapters written by leading social psychologists and economists, illuminating the developing trends in explaining and understanding economic behavior in a social world.

It provides insights from both fields, communicated by eloquent scholars, and demonstrates through recent research and theory how economic behaviors may be more effectively

Overview

This book combines chapters written by leading social psychologists and economists, illuminating the developing trends in explaining and understanding economic behavior in a social world.

It provides insights from both fields, communicated by eloquent scholars, and demonstrates through recent research and theory how economic behaviors may be more effectively examined using a combination of both fields.

Social Psychology and Economics comes at a particularly fitting time, as a psychological approach to economics has begun to flourish in recent years, and papers exploring the intersection of these two disciplines have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, opening a dynamic dialogue between previously separated fields.

This volume, the first in the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Series since acquired by Psychology Press, includes chapters by economists and psychologists. It addresses a variety of economic phenomena within a social context, such as scarcity and materialism, emphasizing the importance of integrating social psychology and economics.

Social Psychology and Economics is arranged in seven parts that discuss:

  • an introduction to the topic;
  • preferences, utility, and choice;
  • emotions;
  • reciprocity, cooperation, and fairness;
  • social distance;
  • challenges to social psychology and economics; and
  • collaborative reflections and projections.

The market for this book is students, researchers, and professionals in the disciplines of economics, psychology, business, and behavioral decision making. Graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students will consider it a useful supplemental text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805857542
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Series:
Society for Judgment and Decision Making Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Introduction. D. De Cremer, M. Zeelenberg, J.K. Murnighan, Social Animals and Economic Beings: On Unifying Social Psychology and Economics. Part II: Preferences, Utility, and Choice. D.M. Messick, Utility and the Psychology of Preference. A. Schotter, Conventional Behavior. C.K.W. De Dreu, W. Steinel, Social Decision Making in Fuzzy Situations: Motivated Information Processing and Strategic Choice. E.T. Higgins, How Regulatory Fit Creates Value. Part III: Emotions. T. Ketelaar, The Role of Moral Sentiments in Economic Decision Making. M. Zeelenberg, R. Pieters, Feeling Is for Doing: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of Emotions in Economic Behavior. Part IV: Reciprocity, Cooperation, and Fairness. E. van Dijk, D. De Cremer, Tacit Coordination and Social Dilemmas: On the Importance of Self-Interest and Fairness. T.R. Tyler, D. De Cremer, Cooperation in Groups. K. McCabe, The Neuroeconomics of Personal and Interpersonal Decision Making. Part V: Social Distance. K. Fujita, Y. Trope, N. Liberman, The Role of Mental Construal in Self-Control. I. Bohnet, How Institutions Affect Behavior: Insights From Economics and Psychology. L. Babcock, M. Gelfand, D. Small, H. Stayn, Gender Differences in the Propensity to Initiate Negotiations. Part VI: Challenges to Social Psychology and Economics. M.H. Bazerman, D. Malhotra, Economics Wins, Psychology Loses, and Society Pays. C.D. Batson, "Not All Is Self-Interest After All": Economics of Empathy-Induced Altruism. R. Croson, Contrasting Methods and Comparative Findings in Psychology and Economics. Part VII: Collaborative Reflections and Projections. J.K. Murnighan, A.E. Roth, Some of the Ancient History of Experimental Economics and Social Psychology: Reminiscences and Analysis of a Fruitful Collaboration.

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