New York Times Tierney Lab: "Why Brooding Shoppers Overpay"

July 21, 2011

February 13, 2008

When you’re depressed, you tend to devalue things around you. But then why are you more inclined to hit the mall and buy stuff at higher prices than you would at other times? A new paper to be published in Psychological Science provides an answer to that question — and support for a theory of the self proposed by William James more than a century ago.

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