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  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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    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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    Extending the Evolutionary and Economic Analysis of Intertemporal Choice.Stephen E. G. Lea & Roger M. Tarpy - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (2):419-420.
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    Why Optimality is Not Worth Arguing About.Stephen E. G. Lea - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (2):225.
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  5. Learning as a Constraint on Obligatory Responding.Stephen E. G. Lea & Marie Midgley - 1988 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (3):459.
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    The Making of Human Concepts.Denis Mareschal, Paul Quinn & Stephen E. G. Lea (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Human adults appear different from other animals in their ability to form abstract mental representations that go beyond perceptual similarity. In short, they can conceptualize the world. This book brings together leading psychologists and neuroscientists to tackle the age-old puzzle of what might be unique about human concepts.
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  7. Disentangling Learning From Knowing: Does Associative Learning Ability Underlie Performances on Cognitive Test Batteries?Jayden O. van Horik & Stephen E. G. Lea - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
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