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Why We Buy

Some of us are more natural consumers, while others want to live off the grid and not own a thing. Here's the behavioral science behind all things material. Cover Image: Kikovic/Shutterstock
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What Is Undisciplined Spending?

By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D.

It’s a repeated pattern of three potentially harmful spending behaviors.
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Costly Curves

By Alain Samson Ph.D.

The thin ideal turns big people into big spenders.
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Money on the Mind

By Psychology Today Editorial Staff

Researchers are exploring the influence of inequality on how we behave.
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Are Simple Behavioral Interventions Cost Effective?

By Art Markman Ph.D.

Nudging behavior can be inexpensive and useful.