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.

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.