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Psychology - Personality & Social Psychology | Neuroeconomics

Neuroeconomics

Reuter, Martin, Montag, Christian (Eds.)

2015, 280 p. 30 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in neuroeconomics
  • Presents important paradigms and research methods
  • Includes in-depth review of empirical findings
  • Addresses researchers, practitioners as well as graduate students
This edited monograph is the first volume in the book series Studies in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behavioral Economics. It combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in neuroeconomics. In the first part, the book contains historical aspects of neuroeconomics encompassing game theory and human decision making. Moreover, it presents the most important paradigms and research methods such as EEG, MRI, hormones and genetics analyses. The second part of the book is dedicated to an in depth review on empirical findings in neuroeconomics covering phenomena such as trust behavior and loss aversion. Implications for pathological decision making are also discussed. The target audience comprises researchers and practitioners but it may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Behavioural Economics - Cognitive Factors in Decision Making - Decision Making under Ambiguity - Game Theory and Decision Making - Intertemporal Choice - Loss Aversion - Pathological Decision Making - Social Decision Making

Related subjects » Game Theory / Mathematical Methods - Neuroscience - Personality & Social Psychology

Table of contents 

Introduction into the Field of Neuroeconomics.- Historical Aspects of Neuroeconomics.- Game Theory and Human Decision Making.- Paradigms in Neuroeconomics.- Human Decision Making and the Brain: Structure and Functionality of the Central Nervous System.- Methods in Neuroeconomics.- Hormones.- Genetics.- Empirical Findings in Neuroeconomics – State of the Art.- Loss Aversion.- Trust.- Risk.- Impulsivity.- Dictator game.- Ultimatum Game.- Third Party Punishment.- Decision Making under Ambiguity.- Altruism.- Pathological Decision Making.

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