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PS30015 - Economic and Political Psychology (6 credits )
Processes of socialisation play an important part in the development of social and political explanations. How might these processes take place and how are 'common-sense' ideas constructed? Furthermore the relationships between 'élite' and 'lay' explanations are explored including the influence of models of the person described by philosophers and economists in particular and those aspects of 'human nature' which are taken, in a popular sense, as self evident. Certain explanations are shared by identifiable social groups; are these explanations ones that favour the social group concerned? How are these "social constructions" contested between competing sections of society?
Week 2 (Oct 17th) Getting older Younger (Video and debate).
Week 3 (Oct 24th) Economic Socialisation and Student Debt
Week 4(Oct 31st) Values and Lay Beliefs: Rhetoric and the Construction of Meaning
Week 5 (Nov 7th) Visiting Speaker: Dr Brian Young, Department of
Psychology, University of Exeter; Title "Children, Consumption and Advertising"
Week 6 (Nov 14th) Morality and the Market
Week 7 (Nov 21st) The Meaning of Money and Mental Accounts
Week 8 (Nov 28th) PWE and the Economies in Transition
Week 9 (Dec 5th) (Cancelled: Alan Lewis at conference in Norway)
Week 10 (Dec 12th) Citizenship: Attitiudes to Taxation and Public Spending
Week 14 (Jan 9th) Environmentalism
Economic and Political Psychology
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Andrews, M., Lifetimes of Commitment, Cambridge, 1991.
Arnot, M. & Weiner, G., Gender and the Politics of Schooling, Routledge, 1987.
Billig, M., Ideology and Opinions, Sage, 1991.
Billig, M., Arguing and Thinking, Cambridge, 1987.
Bruner, J.S. & Haste, H. (eds), Making Sense; the child's construction of the world, Methuen, 1987.
Burgoyne, C. & Lewis, A., "Distributive justice in Marriage: equality or equity", Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 1994, 412, 101-114.
Colby, A. & Damon, W., Some Do Care; contemporary lives of moral commitment, Free Press, 1992.
Damon, W., The Moral Child, Free Press, 1988.
Dittmar, H., The Social Psychology of Material Possessions, 1992.
Earl,P., The Economic Imagination, Elgar,1983
Earl,P. & Kemp,S. (eds) Consumer Research and Economic Psychology, Elgar,1999
Eiser, J.R., Social Psychology, Cambridge, 1986.
Etzioni, A., Essays in Socio-Economics, Springer,1999
Fogelman, E., Courage and Conscience, Doubleday, 1994.
Fraser, C. & Gaskell, G. (eds), Attitudes, Opinions and Representations: Some psychological analyses of widespread beliefs, 1990.
Frey, B. Not Just for the Money,An Economic Theory of Personal Motivation, Elgar,1997
Furnham, A., Lay Theories, Pergamon, 1988.
Furnham, A. & Argyle, M., The Psychology of Money, Routledge, 1996.
Gilligan, C., In a Different Voice, Harvard 2nd ed, 1994.
Gilligan, C., Ward, J.V. & Taylor, J.M., Mapping the Moral Domain, Harvard, 1988.
Harré, R., Social Being, Blackwells, 1993.
Harré, R., & Gillett, J., The Discursive Mind, Blackwells, 1994.
Haste, H., The Sexual Metaphor, Harvester, 1993.
Haste, H. & Torney Purta, J. (eds), The Development of Political Understanding, Jossey Bass, 1992.
Hewstone, M., Stroebe, W., Codol, J-P & Stephenson, G., Introduction to Social Psychology, Blackwells, 1988.
Kagan, J. & Lamb, S., The Emergence of Morality in Young Children, Chicago, 1987.
Kitay, E.F. & Meyers, D.T., Women in Moral Theory, Rowman and Littlefield, 1987.
Kohlberg, L. & Candee, D., "The relationship of moral judgement to moral action" in Kurtines, W. & Gewirtz, J., Morality, Moral Behaviour and Moral Development, Wiley, 1984.
Lea, S., Webley, P. & Tarpy, R., The Individual in the Economy, 1987.
Lewis, A., The Psychology of Taxation, 1982.
Lewis,A., Morals, Markets and Money, 2002.
Lewis, A. , 'Economic Beliefs' in Fraser.C. & Gaskell, G. (eds) Attitudes,Opinions and Representations, Oxford, 1990.
Lewis, A., 'Fiscal Psychology' in Collard,D. (ed)Fiscal Policy, 1989.
Lewis, A. & Cullis, J. 'Ethical investments:Preferences and morality', Journal of Behavioural Economics, 19,4 395-411, 1990.
Lewis, A. & Warneryd, K-E (eds), Ethics and Economic Affairs, 1994.
Lewis, A., Webley, P. & Furnham, A., The New Economic Mind: the social psychology of economic behaviour, 1995.
Lewis, A. & Mackenzie,C. 'Green and ethical investing:Can it make a difference'. In Warhurst, A. (ed) Towards a Collaborative Environment Research Agenda, Macmillan, 2000..
Lewis, A., Mackenzie, C., Webley,P. & Winnett, A. 'Morals and Markets: Some policy implications of ethical investing'. In Taylor- Gooby, P. (ed) Choice and Public Policy, Macmillan,1998.
Pahl,J . Invisible Money ,Policy Press, 1999
Pahl , J. Money and Marriage, Macmillan, 1989.
Pahl, J. 'His money,her money', Journal of Economic Psychology, 16,3 (special issue), 361-376, 1995.
Potter, J. & Wetherell, M., Discourse and Social Psychology, 1987.
Scott, A. et. al. Student Debt , 2001.
Smith, N.C., Morality and the Market, 1990.
Taylor-Gooby,P. (ed). Choice and Public Policy, 1998
* The Journal of Economic Perspectives.
* Journal of Socio-Economics (formerly the Journal of Behavioural Economics).
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