Socio-economic environment and human psychology : social, ecological, and cultural perspectives / edited by Ayşe K. Üskül and Shigehiro Oishi.

  • New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018]
  • ©2018
xxi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


Summary note
  • "Edited by Ayşe K. Üskül and Shigehiro Oishi, Socio-Economic Environment and Human Psychology focuses on the social and economic conditions that impact on every aspect of an individual's life cycle. This edited collection showcases a variety of approaches to the study of the role of the social and economic environment in human psychological processes, such as: judgment and decision-making, trust, the self, and happiness. Further, it brings together state-of-the-art research from the fields of psychology, anthropology, economics, epidemiology, and evolutionary science. Illuminating how individuals think, feel, and behave in response to the social and economic conditions and settings that shape our daily lives, contributors to this volume explore the role played by economic conditions (wealth, scarcity, disasters); economic change (urbanization, socio-economic mobility); and the type of economic activity or structure (farming, herding, market economy) in the shaping of different psychological processes. As a result, the findings presented in this volume provide readers with important policy implications that have the potential to help to improve the psychological health of citizens at large. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • "This volume contains a collection of contributions that showcase different approaches to the study of the role of the economic environment in human psychological processes such as judgement and decision making, trust, the self, and happiness and brings together state-of-the-art research from psychology, anthropology, economic, epidemiology, and evolutionary science on this topic"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Ayşe K. Üskül and Shigehori Oishi -- Section 1: Ecology and economic activity -- Ecocultural perspective on human behavior / John W. Berry -- The role of economic culture in social interdependence: consequences for cognitive style and social exclusion experiences / Ayşe K. Üskül and Harriet Over -- How rice farming shaped culture in Southern China / Thomas Talhelm and Shigehiro Oishi -- Rationally irrational? The ecologies and economics of honor / Dov Cohen, Ivan Hernandez, Karl Gruschow, Andrzej Nowak, Michele J. Gelfand, and Wojciech Borkowski -- Section 2: Socio-economic status and inequality -- Decision-making up against the wall: a framework for understanding the behavioral dimension of low socio-economic status / Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington -- Socio-economic inequality in health: individual- and area-level measures of socio-economic position / Nicos Middleton, Panayiota Ellina, George Zannoupas, Demetris Lamnisos, and Christiana Kouta -- Socio-economic cultures: how education shapes the self / Rebecca Carey and Lucy Zhang Bencharit -- Context shapes human development: studies from Turkey / Çiğdem Kağitçıbaşi and Zeynep Cemalcilar -- Section 3: Economic conditions -- Economics of subjective well-being: evaluating the evidence for the Easterlin paradox / Anke C. Plagnol and Lucia Macchia -- Economic shifts and cultural changes in individualism: a cross-temporal perspective / Yuji Ogihara -- Dynamics of culture change and cultural stability among the Shuar of Ecuador / H. Clark Barrett -- Section 4: Ecological and economic threat -- Economic conditions cue evolutionary challenges: when a recession is more than just a recession / Jeff Gassen and Sarah E. Hill -- Disasters, insurance, and preferences / Yasuyuki Sawada.
  • 9780190492908 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 0190492902 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
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