Retail Therapy

Why we shop—and what it means when we do

Family Feud Highlights Our Aversion to Idleness

Idleness is distressing, and that can drive people to act when they should be passive. Family Feud illustrates this bias in nearly every episode. Read More

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Scott Rick, Ph.D. studies the emotional causes and consequences of shopping.


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