The Joyless Economy: The Psychology of Human Satisfaction

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When this classic work was first published in 1976, its central tenet--more is not necessarily better--placed it in direct conflict with mainstream thought in economics. Within a few years, however, this apparently paradoxical claim was gaining wide acceptance. Scitovsky's ground-breaking book was the first to apply theories of behaviorist psychology to questions of consumer behavior and to do so in clear, non-technical language. Setting out to analyze the failures of our consumerist lifestyle, Scitovsky concluded that people's need for stimulation is so vital that it can lead to violence if not satisfied by novelty--whether in challenging work, art, fashion, gadgets, late-model cars, or scandal. Though much of the book stands as a record of American post-war prosperity and its accompanying problems, the revised edition also takes into account recent social and economic changes. A new preface and a foreword by economist Robert Frank introduce some of the issues created by those changes and two revised chapters develop them, discussing among others the assimilation of counter-cultural ideas throughout American society, especially ideas concerning quality of life. Scitovsky draws fascinating connections between the new elite of college-educated consumers and the emergence of a growing underclass plagued by drugs and violence, perceptively tracing the reactions of these disparate groups to the problems of leisure and boredom. In the wake of the so-called "decade of greed" and amidst calls for a "kindler, gentler" society, The Joyless Economy seems more timely than ever.

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Revised edition. 214 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When this classic work was first published in 1976, its central tenet--more is not necessarily better--placed it in direct conflict with mainstream thought in economics. Within a few years, however, this apparently paradoxical claim was gaining wide acceptance. Scitovsky s ground-breaking book was the first to apply theories of behaviorist psychology to questions of consumer behavior and to do so in clear, non-technical language. Setting out to analyze the failures of our consumerist lifestyle, Scitovsky concluded that people s need for stimulation is so vital that it can lead to violence if not satisfied by novelty--whether in challenging work, art, fashion, gadgets, late-model cars, or scandal. Though much of the book stands as a record of American post-war prosperity and its accompanying problems, the revised edition also takes into account recent social and economic changes. A new preface and a foreword by economist Robert Frank introduce some of the issues created by those changes and two revised chapters develop them, discussing among others the assimilation of counter-cultural ideas throughout American society, especially ideas concerning quality of life. Scitovsky draws fascinating connections between the new elite of college-educated consumers and the emergence of a growing underclass plagued by drugs and violence, perceptively tracing the reactions of these disparate groups to the problems of leisure and boredom. In the wake of the so-called decade of greed and amidst calls for a kindler, gentler society, The Joyless Economy seems more timely than ever. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780195073478

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd Revised edition. 214 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When this classic work was first published in 1976, its central tenet--more is not necessarily better--placed it in direct conflict with mainstream thought in economics. Within a few years, however, this apparently paradoxical claim was gaining wide acceptance. Scitovsky s ground-breaking book was the first to apply theories of behaviorist psychology to questions of consumer behavior and to do so in clear, non-technical language. Setting out to analyze the failures of our consumerist lifestyle, Scitovsky concluded that people s need for stimulation is so vital that it can lead to violence if not satisfied by novelty--whether in challenging work, art, fashion, gadgets, late-model cars, or scandal. Though much of the book stands as a record of American post-war prosperity and its accompanying problems, the revised edition also takes into account recent social and economic changes. A new preface and a foreword by economist Robert Frank introduce some of the issues created by those changes and two revised chapters develop them, discussing among others the assimilation of counter-cultural ideas throughout American society, especially ideas concerning quality of life. Scitovsky draws fascinating connections between the new elite of college-educated consumers and the emergence of a growing underclass plagued by drugs and violence, perceptively tracing the reactions of these disparate groups to the problems of leisure and boredom. In the wake of the so-called decade of greed and amidst calls for a kindler, gentler society, The Joyless Economy seems more timely than ever. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780195073478

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, 1992. Condizione libro: New. 1992. Revised. Paperback. Originally published in 1976, this work attempted to establish the legitimacy of understanding economic behaviour in psychological terms. This revised edition stresses the fact that economic abundance does not necessarily lead to satisfaction, and includes new material on contemporary applications. Num Pages: 352 pages, tables. BIC Classification: JMH; KCA; KCB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 214 x 141 x 23. Weight in Grams: 496. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780195073478

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW PRINT ON DEMAND., The Joyless Economy: The Psychology of Human Satisfaction (2nd Revised edition), Tibor Scitovsky, Robert Frank, When this classic work was first published in 1976, its central tenet--more is not necessarily better--placed it in direct conflict with mainstream thought in economics. Within a few years, however, this apparently paradoxical claim was gaining wide acceptance. Scitovsky's ground-breaking book was the first to apply theories of behaviorist psychology to questions of consumer behavior and to do so in clear, non-technical language. Setting out to analyze the failures of our consumerist lifestyle, Scitovsky concluded that people's need for stimulation is so vital that it can lead to violence if not satisfied by novelty--whether in challenging work, art, fashion, gadgets, late-model cars, or scandal. Though much of the book stands as a record of American post-war prosperity and its accompanying problems, the revised edition also takes into account recent social and economic changes. A new preface and a foreword by economist Robert Frank introduce some of the issues created by those changes and two revised chapters develop them, discussing among others the assimilation of counter-cultural ideas throughout American society, especially ideas concerning quality of life. Scitovsky draws fascinating connections between the new elite of college-educated consumers and the emergence of a growing underclass plagued by drugs and violence, perceptively tracing the reactions of these disparate groups to the problems of leisure and boredom. In the wake of the so-called "decade of greed" and amidst calls for a "kindler, gentler" society, The Joyless Economy seems more timely than ever. Codice libro della libreria B9780195073478

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc. Condizione libro: New. 1992. Revised. Paperback. Originally published in 1976, this work attempted to establish the legitimacy of understanding economic behaviour in psychological terms. This revised edition stresses the fact that economic abundance does not necessarily lead to satisfaction, and includes new material on contemporary applications. Num Pages: 352 pages, tables. BIC Classification: JMH; KCA; KCB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 214 x 141 x 23. Weight in Grams: 496. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780195073478

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc 1992-03-01, New York, 1992. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780195073478

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