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From Happiness to Anger.pdf
10 October 2017 Professor Brit Grosskopf, University of Exeter
'From Happiness to Anger' Why and how emotions drive economic decisions
The experience and display of emotions play an important role in fostering and maintaining cooperative relationships. The role of emotions has been largely neglected in traditional Economics, which assumes us all to be fully–rational, self–interested, emotionless maximisers of what is called ‘expected utility’. This talk drew on two decades of research, studying the effects of happiness on economic decisions, and the effects of anger on pro-social behaviour.
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