Psychological Foundations of Economic Behavior


Foreword by Tibor Scitovsky Introduction by Paul J. Albanese Novelty, Comfort, and Pleasure: Inside the Utility Function Black Box by Shlomo Maital How the Opponent-Process Theory of Acquired Motivation Came Into Economics by Richard L. Solomon A Model of Consumption and Demand Based on Psychological Opponent Processes by Lester D. Taylor The Intimate Relations of the Consistent Consumer: Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory Applied to Economics by Paul J. Albanese Personality, Culture, and Organization by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries and Danny Miller Decisions, Coalitions, and the Economy of the Self by Abraham Zaleznik The Entrepreneur and Society by Joshua Ronen Toward a New Paradigm by Amitai Etzioni

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Paul J. Albanese
  • Shlomo Maital
  • Richard L. Solomon
  • Lester D. Taylor
  • Manfred F. R. Kets De Vries
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988


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