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The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life

1st Edition

By Paul Webley, Carole Burgoyne, Stephen Lea, Brian Young

Psychology Press

224 pages

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From childhood through to adulthood, retirement and finally death, The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life uniquely explores the economic problems all individuals have to solve across the course of their lives.

Webley, Burgoyne, Lea and Young begin by introducing the concept of economic behaviour and its study. They then examine the main economic issues faced at each life stage, including:

* the impact of advertising on children

* buying a first house and setting up home

* changing family roles and gender-linked inequality

* redundancy and unemployment

* coping on a pension * obituaries, wills and inheritance.

Finally they draw together the commonalties of economic problems across the lifespan, discuss generational and cultural changes in economic behaviour, and examine the significance of other, non-economic constraints, upon individuals.

The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life provides a much-needed comprehensive and accessible guide to economic psychology which will be of great interest to researchers and students.


'A good introduction to 'economic psychology' as it affects stages through our lives money management's answer to total body conditioning.' - The Observer

About the Authors

Paule Webley, Carole Burgoyne, Stephen Lea and Brian Young are all members of the Economic Psychology Research Group at the Department of Psychology, University of Exeter.

About the Series

International Series in Social Psychology

This series provides a showcase of original contributions of the highest quality as well as thorough reviews of existing theories suitable for advanced students and researchers.

Many will be useful as course texts for higher level study; applied topics are well represented and social psychology is defined broadly to include other psychological areas like social development, or the social psychology of abnormal behaviour.

A reflection of contemporary social psychology, the series is a rich source of information for dissertations, new research projects and seminars.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology