The Ardent Shopper

Overzealous consumerism and holiday gift-giving is a double whammy.

The Giving Tree Syndrome

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
What happens when you give everything to someone else?

Customer Anger Causes Emotional Injuries to Service Reps

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Why we shouldn’t misdirect our anger toward customer service representatives

Christmas Angst and the Psychology of Gifts: 5 Giver Types

By Peg Streep
Exploring the psychology of gift giving: Recognize anyone you know?

A Holiday Gift for Your Mother: Earth

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D.
Don’t let anxious consumerism ruin your Mother's holiday.

Raising Non-Materialistic Children in a Material World

By Jacinta Francis Ph.D.
Mitigating the negative impact of advertising

Santa Doesn't Judge Your Christmas List

By Donna Barstow
The heart wants what the heart wants.

Gift-Giving in Romantic Relationships

By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
Do people give to get or for true love?

Don't Touch That! Avoiding Impulse Spending

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Why we are more likely to buy things we've touched.

5 strategies to put the ho ho back into holiday gift giving

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D.
I asked people to tell me the most memorable, special gifts they've received.

'Tis the Season to be.... Stressed?

By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
Finding your partner the perfect gift can be a stress-inducing process.

Guilt-Free Holiday Shopping in Six Easy Steps

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
6 ways to enter the guilt-free shopping zone

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

The Unselfish Gift of Going on a Retreat

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Learn the lasting benefits of taking time to escape.

How the Science of Love Can Make You a Smarter Marketer

By Ron Friedman Ph.D.
What the world's best brands have in common with thriving relationships

Are You Ready for a New Year's Revolution?

By Diane Dreher Ph.D.
Start simplifying your life—one subversive step at a time

What Do Singles Spend Their Money On?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Not splurging on shoes, cars, or video games

The Gifts That Can't Be Stolen

By Jennifer Haupt
When a thief stole my worldly goods, I began recovering what matters most.

Ten Ways Your Local Grocery Store Hijacks Your Brain

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Counterfeit crates, neuromarketing, and more hidden traps.

The Neuroscience of Holiday Shopping

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How Retailers Light Up Our Brains Like Those Sparkly Holiday Luxe Displays

From Buck Rogers to Big Bucks

By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT
The philosophy, psychology and law of space

Substance Use, Abuse, & Addiction

By Will Meek Ph.D.
The 11 symptoms of Substance Use Disorders

News: The Insatiable Shopper

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
Money may not be able to buy happiness