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Prescription for Social Dilemmas

Psychology for Urban, Transportation, and Environmental Problems

Authors: Satoshi, Fujii

  • Offers a comprehensive understanding of behavior and psychology in social dilemmas, including basic and applied science along with pragmatic solutions
  • Provides new solutions to researchers and practitioners for environmental problems, sustainable transportation, and urban management
  • Shows behavioral scientists and psychologists how their research can contribute to solving real world problems
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This book provides a theoretical, empirical, and pragmatic understanding of social dilemmas (SDs). A SD is a social situation where cooperation maximizing collective or social profit is different from defection maximizing individual profit. Problems arise when too many group members choose to pursue individual profit and immediate satisfaction rather than behave in the group’s best long-term interests. The problems include an environmental problem and various types of urban, economic, and political problems. Most books treating SDs are not monographs but are proceedings or omnibus volumes written by different researchers. Few monographs have been published for SDs, but those few deal only with basic theories and empirical findings. This book, by contrast, is a monograph by a single author and provides complete coverage from basic theories in Part I to applied theories and pragmatic solutions for urban, transportation, and environmental problems in Parts II and III.

Various types of strategies are proposed in this book to overcome the problems caused by SDs in various situations based on the basic theories of those dilemmas. The strategies are psychological and structural ones. The book includes theories, empirical evidence in experiments, and practical policies in the real world for these strategies. Thus, the work effectively provides a bridge between basic behavioral scientists, applied behavioral scientists, and practitioners. With this useful source, basic scientists will understand how to apply their scientific knowledge to the real world and also will encounter new scientific problems that should be solved scientifically. Applied researchers and specialists will become familiar with new solutions through basic research on SDs and will be made aware of new pragmatic problems that should be solved with a practical approach.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • What Are Social Dilemmas?

    Fujii, Satoshi

    Pages 3-10

  • Various Types of Social Dilemma

    Fujii, Satoshi

    Pages 11-18

  • Strategies for Solving Social Dilemmas: Structural Strategy and Psychological Strategy

    Fujii, Satoshi

    Pages 19-28

  • Theory for Behavior Modification Process for Cooperation

    Fujii, Satoshi

    Pages 29-41

  • Correction of Cognition: Providing Objective Information

    Fujii, Satoshi

    Pages 45-63

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55618-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55617-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prescription for Social Dilemmas
Book Subtitle
Psychology for Urban, Transportation, and Environmental Problems
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55618-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55618-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55617-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations
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