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New Directions in Economic Psychology

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New Directions in Economic Psychology

Theory, Experiment and Application

9781852784621 Edward Elgar Publishing
Stephen E.G. Lea, former Professor of Psychology, University of Exeter, UK, Paul Webley, Director and Principal, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK and Brian M. Young, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Exeter, UK
Publication Date: 1992 ISBN: 978 1 85278 462 1 Extent: 304 pp
This unique, up-to-date volume features new essays by prominent economists and psychologists working at the frontiers of the subject. A number of these essays probe beliefs about rationality, consumer behaviour and expectations, while others assess psychological explanations of economic behaviour and the contribution of experimental economics.

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This unique, up-to-date volume features new essays by prominent economists and psychologists working at the frontiers of the subject. A number of these essays probe beliefs about rationality, consumer behaviour and expectations, while others assess psychological explanations of economic behaviour and the contribution of experimental economics.
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‘This book is worth consulting by scholars working in economic psychology, particularly as a number of topics are treated which one might otherwise overlook’.
– Bruno Frey, The Economic Journal
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Contents: 1. Economic Psychology: A New Sense of Direction (the editors) 2. Socio-Economics: Select Policy Implications (A. Etzioni) 3. Everyday Conceptions of Necessities and Luxuries: Problems of Cultural Relativity and Moral Judgement (S.M. Livingstone and P.K. Lunt) 4. On the Complementarity of Economic Applications of Cognitive Dissonance Theory and Personal Construct (P.E. Earl) 5. Moral Constraints on Strategic Behavior (M. Casson) 6. Experiments in Economics – and Psychology (J.D. Hey) 7. An Endowment Effect in Market Experiments (R. Tietz) 8. Receiving a Gift: Evaluating Who Gives What When (R.G.M. Pieters and H.S.J. Robben) 9. When is a Cobweb Model Stable? (A. Fischer) 10. Distributive Justice Versus Bargaining Power (W. Güth, P. Ockenfels and R. Tietz) 11. Customer Reactions to Automated Teller Machines (ATMs): A Field of Study in a UK Building Society (C.B. Burgoyne, A. Lewis, D.A. Routh and P. Webley) 12. The Fax Machine: A Revolution in Communication (K.E. Wärneryd and P.G. Holmlöv) 13. Entrepreneurial Motivation and the Smaller Business (C. Gray) 14. The Wife's Employment Family Fit (S. James, B. Jordan and M. Redley) 15. A Model of Negotiations for the Sale of a House (G. Antonides)
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