3.5. From Neuroeconomics to Genetics: The Intertemporal Choices Case as an Example

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Itzhak Aharon1 and
  2. Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde2

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch14

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Aharon, I. and Bourgeois-Gironde, S. (2011) From Neuroeconomics to Genetics: The Intertemporal Choices Case as an Example, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya, Israel

  2. 2

    Institut Jean-Nicod (ENS-EHESS), Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • neuroeconomics to genetics, intertemporal choices case - integrating psychology, neuroscience and economics;
  • neuroeconomics and intertemporal choices - motive forces, ignored in standard framework of economic theory;
  • decision makers, and immediate gains - optimism about outcomes, affecting time preferences for gains and losses, low optimism reducing discount rates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Neuroeconomics

  • Modeling Intertemporal Choices

  • Neuroeconomics and Intertemporal Choices

  • Future Research Should Use Discount Rates as Phenotypes in Genetic Studies

  • Other Factors Affecting Individual's Time Preferences

  • References