Handbook of Value: Perspectives from Economics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology

Hardcover | November 29, 2015

EditorTobias Brosch, David Sander

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What is value? Where does it come from? How does it impact our emotions, motivations, decisions and experiences? Value is involved in practically every aspect of human life: whether we decide whom to marry or which political candidate to elect, whether we choose between consumer goods, whetherwe ask ourselves what is morally right, or beautiful, or sacred, value plays a crucial role. Today the investigation of value is central to many disciplines interested in human thinking, feeling, and behavior, such as economics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, or sociology. Interestingly, while these disciplines all investigate value, they use different definitions and focus ondifferent aspects of the phenomenon.The Handbook of Value combines the forces of the many disciplines involved in value research, by integrating the perspectives of distinguished scholars from the different disciplines. To allow for a high degree of interdisciplinarity, the editors assembled a panel of eminent associate editorsrepresenting the different disciplines: Professor Ernst Fehr (economics), Professor Patrik Vuilleumier (neuroscience), Professor Julien Deonna (philosophy) and Professor Fabrice Clement (sociology). Contributions cover conceptual issues such as definitions of value, psychological and neurologicalmechanisms underlying value computation and representation, types and taxonomies of value, interindividual and intercultural value differences, the role of value in emotion, moral judgment, decision-making and behavior, as well as "case studies" of individual varieties of value. The volume contributes to an interdisciplinary dialogue and integration by providing a common reference point that will serve as a resource for disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinary cross-fertilization. At the same time, the volume provides an excellent overview of the academic state of theart for more practically oriented readers, for example from a business background, who want to understand the determinants of value.

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What is value? Where does it come from? How does it impact our emotions, motivations, decisions and experiences? Value is involved in practically every aspect of human life: whether we decide whom to marry or which political candidate to elect, whether we choose between consumer goods, whetherwe ask ourselves what is morally right, or ...

Tobias Brosch, born in 1978, studied psychology at the Universities of Trier (Germany) and Canterbury (UK), and received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). After several years of postdoctoral studies at New York University (USA) he returned to the Department of Psychology at the University of Geneva, whe...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.19 inPublished:November 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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What is value? Where does it come from?1. Christine Tappolet and Mauro Rossi: What is value? Where does it come from? A philosophical perspective2. Toni Ronnow-Rasmussen and Wlodek Rabinowicz: Value taxonomy3. E. Tory Higgins: What is value? Where does it come from? A psychological perspective4. Shalom Schwartz: Basic Individual Values: Sources and Consequences5. Dino Levy and Paul Glimcher: Common value representation - A neuroeconomic perspective6. Jorge Moll, Roland Zahn, and Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza: The neural underpinnings of moral value7. Diana Boer and Klaus Boehnke: What are values? Where do they come from? A developmental perspectiveValues, emotions, and decision-making8. Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni: Value and emotion9. Christian von Scheve: Societal origins of values and evaluative feelings10. Peter Sokol-Hessner and Elizabeth A. Phelps: Affect, decision-making and value: Neural and psychological mechanisms11. Rajna Gibson, Carmen Tanner and Alexander F. Wagner: Protected values and economic decision making12. Gabriella Jiga-Boy, Greg Maio, Geoff Haddock and Katy Tapper: Values and behaviourVarieties of value13. Dan-Mikael Ellingsen and Morten Kringelbach: Hedonic value14. Raffaele Rodogno: Prudential value or well-being15. Jerold Levinson: Musical Value16. Thomas Dietz: Environmental value17. John Jost, Elvira Basevich, Eric S. Dickson and Sharareh Noorbaloochi: The Place of Values in a World of Politics: Personality, Motivation, and Ideology18. Adam Pelser and Robert C. Roberts: Religious value and moral psychologyAfterword19. Tobias Brosch and David Sander: From values to valuation: An interdisciplinary approach to the study of value

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"Highly accessible and wide-ranging, this book is an important resource for scientists, students and professionals who are eager to obtain a rapid, conclusive overview of central terms and topics in the field of emotion and affect and the mechanisms underlying these aspects dominating wideareas of our lives" --K.A. Jellinger, Vienna, European Journal of Neurology 17 2010