Rational Choice Theory and Religion considers one of the major developments in the social scientific paradigms that promises to foster a greater theoretical unity among the disciplines of sociology, political science, economics and psychology. Applying the theory of rational choice--the theory that each individual will make her choice to maximize gain and minimize cost--to the study of religion, Lawrence Young has brought together a group of internationally renowned scholars to examine this important development within the field of religion for the first time.
About the Author:
Lawrence A.Young is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. He is the co-author of FullPews and Empty Altars (1993) and co-editor ContemporaryMormonism (1994) .