Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Individual differences, affective and social factors

Adrian Furnham a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University College London, London, WC1 OAP, United Kingdom [email protected]

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The target article overestimates the power of money as a motive/incentive in order to justify trying to provide a biological theory. A great deal of the article is spent trying to force-fit other explanations into this course categorization. Lea & Webley's (L&W's) account seems to ignore systematic, individual differences, as well as the literature on many negative affective associations of money and behavioural economics, which is a cognitive account of money motivation.

(Published Online April 5 2006)