Scott Rick, Ph.D.

Scott Rick, Ph.D.

Scott Rick, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. His research focuses on understanding the emotional causes and consequences of shopping, with a particular interest in the behavior of tightwads and spendthrifts. Rick has published in marketing, psychology, neuroscience, biology, and economics journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Experimental Economics, the Annual Review of Psychology, and Neuron. His research has also been featured on NPR, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Economist, and The Washington Post.

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Retail Therapy

Why we shop—and what it means when we do