Entrenched Patterns of Hot Cognition May Explain Stubborn Attributes of the Economic Landscape

Dragos, Simandan (2009) Entrenched Patterns of Hot Cognition May Explain Stubborn Attributes of the Economic Landscape. Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (3-4). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1821-1283

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Abstract

Some of the most stubborn attributes of the economic landscape, especially those that pertain to gender inequality in the workplace, in the labour market, and in entrepreneurial ventures, may be traced back to a fundamental cause that underpins a large part of the variance of everyday microeconomic behavior: because of genetic and developmental processes, people become entrapped into stable patterns of affective reasoning (or hot cognition), which generate profound consequences for their behavioral styles as economic agents. In this paper I upgrade earlier ideas from psychoanalysis, by bringing them into dialogue with recent findings from affective neuroscience and neuroeconomics, to propose a typology of patterns of affective reasoning and to suggest ways in which they may begin to explain widely recognized inequalities in economic performance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=174820108
Uncontrolled Keywords: hot cognition, neuroeconomics, gendered economic geography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 07:51
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 07:51
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/439

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