The Ardent Shopper

The Ardent Shopper

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

The Giving Tree Syndrome

To be more giving this season, try being more selfish!

Customer Anger Causes Emotional Injuries to Service Reps

Why we shouldn’t misdirect our anger toward customer service representatives

Christmas Angst and the Psychology of Gifts: 5 Giver Types

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

A Holiday Gift for Your Mother: Earth

Don’t let anxious consumerism ruin your Mother's holiday.

Raising Non-Materialistic Children in a Material World

Mitigating the negative impact of advertising

Santa Doesn't Judge Your Christmas List

The heart wants what the heart wants.

Gift-Giving in Romantic Relationships

Do people give to get or for true love?

Don't Touch That! Avoiding Impulse Spending

Why we are more likely to buy things we've touched.

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

I asked people to tell me the most memorable, special gifts they've received.

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

Finding your partner the perfect gift can be a stress-inducing process.

Guilt-Free Holiday Shopping in Six Easy Steps

6 ways to enter the guilt-free shopping zone

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

The Unselfish Gift of Going on a Retreat

Learn the lasting benefits of taking time to escape.

How the Science of Love Can Make You a Smarter Marketer

What the world's best brands have in common with thriving relationships

Are You Ready for a New Year's Revolution?

Start simplifying your life—one subversive step at a time

What Do Singles Spend Their Money On?

Not splurging on shoes, cars, or video games

The Gifts That Can't Be Stolen

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

Ten Ways Your Local Grocery Store Hijacks Your Brain

Be a Savvy Consumer & Avoid Retail Traps

The Neuroscience of Holiday Shopping

How Retailers Light Up Our Brains Like Those Sparkly Holiday Luxe Displays

From Buck Rogers to Big Bucks

The philosophy, psychology and law of space

Substance Use, Abuse, & Addiction

The 11 symptoms of Substance Use Disorders

News: The Insatiable Shopper

Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can get you loneliness—and ugly shoes.