Black Friday: A “Collective Consumption Ritual”

By |2018-10-01T14:30:18-04:00November 23rd, 2011|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , , , , , |

New post on my Psychology Today blog: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is a "collective consumption ritual", according to Thomas and Peters (2011). Over two years, the researchers interviewed "experienced" Black Friday shoppers. Through 38 qualitative interviews, the researchers found four themes: Keep reading...

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Controlling Holiday Spending

By |2016-11-20T07:53:48-05:00December 9th, 2009|Categories: Holidays, Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are some tips to help stop overspending during the holidays. Determine a “Want” from a “Need" Do you or the gift recipient really need that?? Seriously?? Pick One Person Out of the Family Instead of buying gifts for your entire family, have everyone in the family pick one name out of a hat. And set [...]

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