To sleep, perchance to dream... about money

Jun 1, 2012
Psychologist Michael Lennox discusses the meaning of money in your dreams.
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The brain chemical that could make you a better worker

So we all know that some people are more motivated to work hard than others -- whether in school or at the office. But now, a new clue as to why that could be the case.

Why giving stuff away is good for business

Mar 26, 2012
Businesses sometimes give away stuff for free, but what's the pay-off? Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of reciprocity.

The psychology behind Greg Smith's op-ed

Mar 15, 2012
What kind of emotions and thoughts lie behind a high-profile resignation?

Wealth and the empathy problem

Feb 28, 2012
The finance world is bored of acting somber, and a new study finds that the wealthy are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.

How much should I spend? Well, show me a number first.

Jan 16, 2012
Behavioral economist Nick Epley at the University of Chicago tells us what "price anchoring" is -- and how numbers influence our judgment.
Number cues dictate how you buy.
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The psychology of 'price anchoring'

Jan 6, 2012
Ever run to the grocery store planning to buy just a gallon of milk, but come out with a cart full of items? A behavior science professor explains the numerical triggers that encourage us to buy more.
Number cues dictate how you buy.
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Monkeys love discounts too

Dec 1, 2011
Researchers at Yale are wondering if spending behavior has something to do with genetics. We learn how monkeys and humans are similar -- and different -- when it comes to plunking down cash.