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The Weird Psychology of Returning Stuff to the Store

In 2013, a mountain climber named Chad Thomas told The Wall Street Journal that he’d returned a backpack to the outdoor-clothing and -gear retailer REI earlier that year — a backpack that he had, by the way, originally purchased in 2004. 59 more words

Behavioral Economics

Children value ideas over labor

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Li, V., Shaw, A., & Olson, K. R. (2013). Ideas versus labor : What do children value in artistic creation ? COGNITION, … 432 more words

Ownership

9 Sept 2015 (AFR) - Know when to fold 'em - So long, loser! Why it's hard to sell blue chips

(9 September 2015, AFR, p23, by Vanessa Desloires)

‘Everyone’s held a stock they just can’t bring themselves to get let go of, even though logic screams to sell it.  72 more words

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Ownership, object history and endowment effect in 2 and 3 year olds - Gelman

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Gelman, S. a., Manczak, E. M., & Noles, N. S. (2012). The nonobvious basis of ownership: Preschool children trace the history and value of owned objects. 899 more words

Ownership

Shop a Little, Save a Little - the Psychology of Saving Money

Behaviour Economics (“BC”) is an important topic when it comes to money, how we spend it, why we spend it, etc.

BC is applied to the study of classical economics – it’s the psychology behind the market. 495 more words

Personal Finance

Laws of Volutary Disclosure of Black Money, 2015 - too very Limp

The anti money laundering laws have come into effect. The voluntary period of compliance is set at 30th September. Those desirous of escaping punishment and prosecution have to declare their income, pay 30% as tax and a further 30% as penalty in return for immunity. 780 more words

Reforms

Endowment Effect and Wrenching Toughness

In behavioral economics, the ‘endowment effect’ states that individuals ascribe higher value to the objects they possess than to the objects they could secure. If this is true, then we are ‘loss averse’ creatures that prefer to keep what we have and are more disheartened by the loss of our possessions than by the gain of some other, perhaps more valuable item. 347 more words

Toughness