Shop Till You Fight

Black Friday is arguably the shopping events of the year, not just in America, but in recent years has seen the spread to other countries as well. However, this celebratory event is often marred by reports of fistfights and heated arguments between ...

Nov 24

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Compulsive Spending / Shopping


The Relationship between Materialism and Gratitude

The trait of materialism has been associated with a variety of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety; hence, parents should naturally be concerned about the potential development of materialism in their child. A recent study showed ...

Oct 15

Categories: Child Development, Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Parenting


The psychology of why we hate cheap things

Why is it that we're often drawn to the biggest price tags, and tend to scoff at things with small ones? Business Insider gives both the historical and psychological explanations for why we disregard cheap goods.

Jun 5

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping


Shopping Therapy Only Gets You So Far

Retail therapy may make us feel good in the short run - but does it offer long-term benefits, as well?

May 8

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Depression


The psychology of impulsive shopping

With Black Friday, Christmas shopping and the winter sales all approaching, consumers around the world will once again overindulge in systematic unplanned purchases that provide little more than a short-term emotional fix. At times, this can cause ...

Oct 25

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping


Money worries drive physical pain, study finds

Financial worries? You're not alone. Around 72% of us feel stressed about money at some point in our lives. And according to new research, such stress may be causing us physical pain.

Feb 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater

The scientific tricks stores use to part you and your money - you’re not entirely to blame for that regrettable statement necklace, or that unused man purse.

Nov 18

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Other


8 Psychological Keys to Spending Wisely

In these economic times, we could all use a little advice on how to spend our money wisely.

Jul 29

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping

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