Why We Collect Things

Why We Collect Things

The science of collecting, plus hoarding the clutter, mantiques, the pre-college clean-up, and more. Image: Istockphoto

Can you be a hoarder without hoarding?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Are there links between hoarding and compulsive discarding?

Hoarding and Empathy

By Gillian Ragsdale Ph.D.
Do you love your stuff too much?

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

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

Who’s Really Nuts, 20/20 or the ‘Crazy Cat Ladies’?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
You don’t have to be single to have lots of cats.

Deciding What to Do with "Things" After a Loved One Dies

By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
After her husband died, how did Jane know what to do with his farm tools?

Why You Can't Get Organized

By Mark Banschick M.D.
When Organization is a Phobia

John Wayne Gacy: The Diabolical “Killer Clown”

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D.
Successful businessman, husband, lover of children and psychopathic killer.

5 Essential Questions and 10 Tips to Create Positive Change

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH
You really CAN let go of old habits and create healthy new ones. Here's how.

Hoard Much?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Do you have OCD or are you just sentimental?

Why You Can’t Stop

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
A natural urge that brings us temporary pleasure and unpredictable rewards.