By Erik Bijleveld, Henk Aarts

Money consists of price and drives people’s habit for that reason. yet what are the organic and mental procedures which are concerned while humans attempt for, obtain, and spend funds? whereas money-related methods have lately obtained loads of realization in psychology and neuroscience, this has happened in a slightly fragmented demeanour. such as contributions by means of best specialists, this quantity offers a systematic process of the way cash impacts mind, brain, and behaviour. The editors goal to carry vintage wisdom and up to date insights jointly, offering a formula of the present nation of the mental technological know-how of money.

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25), we cannot rely on analytical categories that reduce that point of view to simplistic models of “enlightened self-interest” borrowed from “current economic textbooks” (p. 60). Firth, who turned to anthropology from economics after meeting Malinowski, arrived at a similar conclusion, arguing that “[i]n any economic system, however primitive, an article can only be regarded as true money when it acts as a definite and common medium of exchange, as a convenient stepping stone in obtaining one type of goods for another” (Firth, 1929, p.

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