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The psychology of saving : a study on economic psychology

Author: Karl Erik Wärneryd
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northampton, Mass. : E. Elgar, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Erik Wärneryd
ISBN: 1840640162 9781840640168
OCLC Number: 43675107
Description: ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Closer Look at Psychology and Economics and at Economic Psychology --
2. What Saving Is and Is Not --
3. A Historical Perspective on the Psychology of Saving --
4. The Psychology of Saving in Modern Economic Theories of Saving --
5. Psychological and Other Behavioral Research on Household Saving --
6. The Use of Psychological Variables in the Study of Saving: The Cognitive Concepts of Expectation, Uncertainty, and Decision Making --
7. The Use of Psychological Variables in the Study of Saving: Attitudes, Motives, Personality and Social Influence --
8. An Integrative Framework for the Psychology of Saving --
9. Implications for Studying and Influencing the Consumer.
Responsibility: Karl-Erik Wärneryd.

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This innovative book provides an up-to-date assessment of the factors accounting for the differences between people who save and people who do not save money.  Read more...

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