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The Individual in the Economy By Stephen E. G. Lea

The Individual in the Economy
by Stephen E. G. Lea

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Drawing on the strengths of economics and psychology, The Individual in the Economy presents interesting analyses of important human behaviours, which will surprise and inform psychologists, economists, their students and motivated general readers.
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The Individual in the Economy: A Textbook of Economic Psychology by Stephen E. G. Lea

This book, originally published in 1987, argues that economics and psychology both claim to study human behaviour, but historically they have had very little to do with each other. Previous efforts at integration tended to take the form of bringing in psychology to reform economics or vice versa. The authors believe this approach is unfruitful. Instead, they take the view that many kinds of behaviour have both economic and psychological aspects and can be studied by both economic and psychological methods. Economic psychology is the body of knowledge that results from such interdisciplinary investigation. Throughout the authors employ both psychological and economic theories, emphasising how each matches up to the observed facts rather than pitting one against the other. Drawing on the strengths of economics and psychology, The Individual in the Economy presents interesting analyses of important human behaviours, which will surprise and inform psychologists, economists, their students and motivated general readers.

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Table of Contents


Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Essential Background: 1. Introduction to psychology; 2. Introduction to microeconomics; 3. Introduction to macroeconomics; 4. Methods for economic psychology; 5. Is human behaviour rational?; Part II. The Economic Behaviour of Individuals: 6. Work; 7. Buying; 8. Saving; 9. Giving; 10. Gambling; Part III. How the Economy Affects Individual Behaviour: 11. Taxation; 12. Money; 13. Advertising; 14. Growing up in the economy; 15. Primitive economies; 16. Economic growth and development; 17. Token economies; Part IV. Implications: 18. The means and ends of economics behaviour; 19. Economies, policy and psychology; 20. The causation of economic behaviour; References; Index.

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GOR002800711
The Individual in the Economy: A Textbook of Economic Psychology by Stephen E. G. Lea
Stephen E. G. Lea
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1987-04-24
652
0521317010
9780521317016
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