1. Money as tool, money as drug: The biological psychology of a strong incentive.Stephen E. G. Lea & Paul Webley - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):161-209.
    Why are people interested in money? Specifically, what could be the biological basis for the extraordinary incentive and reinforcing power of money, which seems to be unique to the human species? We identify two ways in which a commodity which is of no biological significance in itself can become a strong motivator. The first is if it is used as a tool, and by a metaphorical extension this is often applied to money: it is used instrumentally, in order to obtain (...)
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  2. Social and ethical investing.Alan Lewis & Paul Webley - 1994 - In Alan Lewis & Karl Erik Wärneryd (eds.), Ethics and Economic Affairs. Routledge. pp. 171--82.
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    The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life.Paul Webley, Carole Burgoyne, Stephen E. G. Lea & Brian Young - 2001 - Psychology Press.
    From childhood through to adulthood, retirement and finally death, _The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life_ uniquely explores the economic problems all individuals have to solve across the course of their lives. Webley, Burgoyne, Lea and Young begin by introducing the concept of economic behaviour and its study. They then examine the main economic issues faced at each life stage, including: * the impact of advertising on children * buying a first house and setting up home * changing family roles and (...)
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    Motivations for ethical choices in economic contexts.Paul Webley - 2001 - World Futures 56 (3):263-278.
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    Money: Motivation, metaphors, and mores.Stephen E. G. Lea & Paul Webley - 2006 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (2):196-204.
    Our response amplifies our case that money is best seen as both a drug and a tool. Some commentators challenge our core assumptions: In this response we, therefore, explain in more detail why we assume that money is an exceptionally strong motivator, and that a biological explanation of money motivation is required. We also provide evidence to support those assumptions. Other commentators criticise our use of the drug metaphor, particularly arguing that it is empirically empty; and in our response we (...)
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