The Science of Gift-Giving

The Science of Gift-Giving

Gift-giving can be a nuanced exchange. Here are some ins and outs.
This is Your Brain on Holiday Shopping

This is Your Brain on Holiday Shopping

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D.
When you're shopping, you're the subject of a multi-pronged sensory campaign.
When Holiday Gift Giving and Receiving Gets Scary

When Holiday Gift Giving and Receiving Gets Scary

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Is it better to give rotten presents or get them? Experienced both? Me, too.

How Can You Improve Your Well-Being Without Spending a Penny?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Being compassionate today leads to happiness for months.

How to Resolve Christmas Shopping Complaints

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Do a little homework before you do a lot of shopping.

Mindful Gift Giving for Families

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
How holiday gift giving shapes children's lives.

Great Gifts Don't Have to Break the Bank

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
It's definitely the thought that counts when presents are exchanged

Are Christmas Bonuses a Good Idea?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Are Christmas bonuses a thing of the past? Should employers award bonuses?

The Best Kept Secret to Happiness

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
How compassion is the best kept secret to being happy, healthy, wealthy and wise

How To Turn Consumer Wrongs into Rights

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Got a complaint? Follow these 5 steps to get consumer satisfaction

25 Quotes on Giving

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn from these greats what it means to give.

Appendage-itis: When You Love Too Much

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Too much people-pleasing and giving can backfire to wreck relationships.

Holiday Gift Cards: The Art and Problem of Gifting

By Brad Waters
A look at gift cards and how America's big solution has become its own problem.

Best Christmas Gifts for those Grieving

By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
What do you give to someone in grief during the holidays?

How Much Does Happiness Cost? Not Much When You Spend It on Others

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
If you want to be happy, spend $5 on a friend, not $20 on yourself.

Christmas Gifts That Unwrap the Giftedness of ADHD

By Shane Perrault Ph.D.
Tips for buying gifts that help transform attention deficits into assets

How to Simplify Gift-Giving

By Carl Alasko Ph.D.
Be brave: abandon compulsory winter gift-wasting!

Sometimes the Thought That Counts Comes Too Late

By Travis J. Carter Ph.D.
Or, how not to buy your girlfriend a trashcan for her birthday

Purchasing Experiences Can Produce Emotional Benefits.

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
People who purchase experiences feel more awe and inspiration.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Here's why to give the most precious and beautiful gift that you have.

Can't Think of a Good Holiday Gift? Give a Bad One

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
The proliferation of gift cards says something about us as a culture.

2 Upgrades For Your Gift-Giving Strategies

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Choosing gifts can be challenging. These tips can help your decision-making.