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Psychology of Money

Money Can Make You Less Sad, But Not More Happy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science

A large body of research exploring the link between money and happiness has come to one general conclusion: After a certain point of basic comfort, ri...

The Real Connection Between Ambition And Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science

We're a culture that tends to define success in terms of money and power. But finding other ways to measure self-worth isn’t just intrinsically wort...

Too Much, Too Soon: How to Avoid Sudden Wealth Syndrome

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money
Irvin G. Schorsch III

As with any life change, a sudden shift in financial status can be traumatic.

Four Weird Recent Economic Studies | BRAD TUTTLE | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

Studies show that flexing one’s muscles may help fight off—or possibly cause—wasteful impulse purchases, and other weird money findings. ...

Psych Yourself Rich: How To Beat Your Brain When It Comes To Financial Decisions

Farnoosh Torabi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Farnoosh Torabi

Research shows that we all have "cognitive biases" (translation: mental barriers) that cloud our judgment, skew our perceptions and sometimes, ultimately, prevent us from making the best financial decisions.