The role of emotions in decisionmaking: Theory, evidence, and examples frommedia psychology

Gregory Gurevich, Doron Kliger

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Abstract

Converging evidence fromdiverse areas of research suggests that emotions take an active part in decision making. We survey some of the ample work done on emotion research, in the fields of behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychology. Further, we discuss relevant theoretical and empirical studies in media psychology. The emerging picture shows that emotions and affective states constitute an integral part of decision making, often assuming the important role of informational mediators, primarily in social contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioral Finance
Subtitle of host publicationWhere do Investors Biases Come From?
EditorsItzhak Venezia
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Chapter8
Pages219-237
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789813100091
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

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© 2017 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Emotions
  • Media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)

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