Work detail

Psychology and the theory of choice

Author: Bc. Martin Racek
Year: 2010 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Pavel Štika
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 57
Awards and prizes: B.A. with distinction from the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences for an extraordinarily good bachelors diploma thesis.
Abstract: The aim of my thesis is to give the reader the most comprehensive look at the parallel development of psychology and economics, to point out the possibilities, such information may be obtained in psychological experiments used for the enrichment of theoretical economics. The first chapter deals with a historical development of economic concepts and the role that the human psychology plays there. The second chapter is devoted to behavioral economics and its approach to the relations in society. The third section summarizes the results of a range of experiments that brought behavioral economics (and other disciplines) since the 1970’s to the present. The fourth chapter summarizes the possibilities how can be the experiments interpreted and suggest directions, which could (behavioral) economics take in it’s
further development.
Downloadable: Bachelor Thesis of Racek




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