Bibliographic Details

The Cambridge handbook of psychology and economic behaviour / edited by Alan Lewis, University of Bath.

Edition Second edition.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Description xxiii, 774 pages ; 26 cm
Language English
Subject Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Consumer behavior.
Consumer behavior.
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Wirtschaftliches Verhalten
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Lewis, Alan, 1952- editor.
ISBN 9781107161399
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

Volume 2 is probably a better way to describe this book, because the second edition is not just an update of material in the first edition. There are 27 chapters, up from 21 in the first edition. All chapters are either entirely new or come from the first edition with major updates and/or extensions. Each chapter contains endnotes and a bibliography. The chapters are organized into seven sections. The index at the end of the volume is not as extensive as in the first edition. Authors come form nine European and North American countries, and all the authors, according to the introduction, "refer to themselves as psychologists, economic psychologists, environmental psychologists, behavioral and experimental psychologists, evolutionary economists, and psychologists, and simply behavioral psychologists." All authors (again according to the introduction) focus on empirical study of economic behavior, especially on synthetic as opposed to analytic aspects. The methods used vary and include experimental, social surveys and questionnaires, interviews, neurological investigations, and qualitative and cultural analysis. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --David G. Ernsthausen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Copyright American Library Association, used with permission.
Review by Choice Review