The Psychology of Saving : A Study on Economic Psychology

The Psychology of Saving : A Study on Economic Psychology

by Karl-Erik Warneryd, Karl-Erik Warneryd
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840640162

ISBN-13: 9781840640168

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Some people save and others with similar incomes and wealth do not. Why? Whilst psychology has devoted little attention to the forward looking dimension of human behavior, it contributes theories and techniques for studying the cognitive, motivational, and social factors that affect saving. The book examines the assumption that man is forward looking and desires to…  See more details below

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Some people save and others with similar incomes and wealth do not. Why? Whilst psychology has devoted little attention to the forward looking dimension of human behavior, it contributes theories and techniques for studying the cognitive, motivational, and social factors that affect saving. The book examines the assumption that man is forward looking and desires to provide for the future. It summarizes theories and behavioral research in the area of saving and explores the psychological insights and findings of economists and interprets them in terms of modern psychology. The Psychology of Saving will be welcomed as a major contribution to economic psychology which brings together research and analysis, developing our understanding about rationality, expectations, and consumer behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840640168
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction1
1A Closer Look at Psychology and Economics and at Economic Psychology6
2What Saving Is and Is Not44
3A Historical Perspective on the Psychology of Saving75
4The Psychology of Saving in Modern Economic Theories of Saving120
5Psychological and Other Behavioral Research on Household Saving166
6The Use of Psychological Variables in the Study of Saving: The Cognitive Concepts of Expectation, Uncertainty, and Decision Making206
7The Use of Psychological Variables in the Study of Saving: Attitudes, Motives, Personality and Social Influence252
8An Integrative Framework for the Psychology of Saving297
9Implications for Studying and Influencing the Consumer329
References350
Index377

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