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The Resource How social science can help us make better choices : optimal rationality in action, by Chris Brown

How social science can help us make better choices : optimal rationality in action, by Chris Brown

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How social science can help us make better choices : optimal rationality in action
Title
How social science can help us make better choices
Title remainder
optimal rationality in action
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
In a world beset with problems, how can we encourage people to act differently? It seems almost daily that new studies emerge telling us how human action is causing planetary degradation, how changes to our diets could lead to us living longer healthier lives, or that financially we are in danger of returning to the debt related crises of the previous decade. At the same time how many of us adjust our behaviour in response to such information? In this new book Professor Chris Brown explores people's reactions to Optimal Rational Positions: propositions that set out requirements for change. For example the need to reduce carbon emissions to minimize the impacts of climate change is an Optimal Rational Position; as is the need to engage in 30 minutes of exercise a day, to eat more healthily or to drink less alcohol. It seems obvious that we should want to pursue Optimal Rational Positions because they espouse the types of behaviours that will enable us to live healthier, happier or more productive lives; that can improve the lives and outcomes of others; or that can help us ensure social and environmental sustainability. Yet at the same time we often fail to change our behaviours to those which might be most optimal. Outlining an exciting and innovative route forward, and with real-life case studies from education, 'How Social Science Can Help Us Make Better Choices' provides a new way to think about why people make the choices they make and, vitally, the role social science can play in response
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1975-
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Brown, Chris
Dewey number
300.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Emerald points
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  • Social sciences
  • Practical reason
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How social science can help us make better choices : optimal rationality in action, by Chris Brown
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Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
9781787543539
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787543539
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
9781787543539
Label
How social science can help us make better choices : optimal rationality in action, by Chris Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
9781787543539
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787543539
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
9781787543539

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