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Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors: Key Concepts and Current Research

Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors: Key Concepts and Current Research (Hardback)

Edited by Hanoch, Yaniv
Edited by Barnes, Andrew
Edited by Rice, Thomas

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The field of behavioural economics can tell us a great deal about cognitive bias and unconscious decision-making, challenging the orthodox economic model whereby consumers make rational and informed choices. But it is in the arena of health that it perhaps offers individuals and ...governments the most value. In this important new book, the most pernicious health issues we face today are examined through a behavioral economic lens. It provides an essential and timely overview of how this growing field of study can reframe and offer solutions to some of the biggest health issues of our age. The book opens with an overview of the core theoretical concepts, after which each chapter assesses how behavioral economic research and practice can inform public policy across a range of health issues. Including chapters on tobacco, alcohol and drug use, physical activity, dietary intake, cancer screening and sexual health, the book integrates the key insights from the field to both developed and developing nations. Also asking important ethical questions around paternalism and informed choice, this book will be essential reading for students and researchers across psychology, economics and business and management, as well as public health professionals wishing for a concise overview of the role behavioral economics can potentially play in allowing people to live healthier lives.
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ISBN 9781138638204
Released NZ 9 May 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781138638204
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 9 May 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Hanoch, Yaniv
Edited by Barnes, Andrew
Edited by Rice, Thomas
Category Philosophy & Theory Of Psychology
Microeconomics
Health Psychology
Nursing
Number of Pages 236
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 330.019
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Medical economics, Economics - Psychological aspects
NBS Text Psychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education

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