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Socio-Economic Environment and Human Psychology: Social, Ecological, and Cultural Perspectives

Ayse K. Üskül and Shigehiro Oishi


This edited volume underlines the value of attending to socioecological approaches in understanding the relationship between the economic environment and human psychology by including state-of-the art research that focuses on the role played by (a) type of ecology and associated economic activity/structure (e.g., farming, herding), (b) socioeconomic status and inequality (e.g., poverty, educational attainment), (c) economic conditions (e.g., wealth, urbanization), and (d) ecological and economic threat (e.g., disasters, resource scarcity) in the shaping of different psychological processes inc ... More

Keywords: socioeconomic environment, socioecological psychology, ecology and economic activity, socioeconomic status and inequality, economic conditions, ecological and economic threat, psychological processes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190492908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190492908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayse K. Üskül, editor
Reader in Social Psychology, University of Kent, UK

Shigehiro Oishi, editor
Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia

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Section 1 Ecology and Economic Activity

Chapter 4 Rationally Irrational?

Dov Cohen, Ivan Hernandez, Karl Gruschow, Andrzej Nowak, Michele J. Gelfand, and Wojciech Borkowski

Section 2 Socio-Economic Status and Inequality

Chapter 5 Decision-Making Up Against the Wall

Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington

Chapter 6 Socio-Economic Inequality in Health

Nicos Middleton, Panayiota Ellina, George Zannoupas, Demetris Lamnisos, and Christiana Kouta

Chapter 7 Socio-Economic Cultures

Rebecca Carey and Lucy Zhang Bencharit

Chapter 8 Context Shapes Human Development

Çiğdem KağItçIbaşI and Zeynep CemalcIlar

Section 3 Economic Conditions

Chapter 9 Economics of Subjective Well-Being

Anke C. Plagnol and Lucia Macchia

Section 4 Ecological and Economic Threat