World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior (by World Bank)


Author(s): World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications
Publish date: 2014-12-04
ISBN-10: 1464803420
ISBN-13: 9781464803420
Language: English
Description:
Development economics and policy are due for a redesign. In the
past few decades, research from across the natural and social
sciences has provided stunning insight into the way people think
and make decisions. Whereas the first generation of development
policy was based on the assumption that humans make decisions
deliberatively and independently, and on the basis of consistent
and self-interested preferences, recent research shows that
decision making rarely proceeds this way. People think
automatically: when deciding, they usually draw on what comes
to mind effortlessly. People also think socially: social
norms guide much… more…

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