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Why, oh why do we buy?
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Menu Formatting Could Affect How Much You Spend at a Restaurant

Menu Formatting Could Affect How Much You Spend at a Restaurant | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
We already know that eating out is expensive, but a recent study at Cornell University found a tactic restaurants use to get you to spend even more.
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Why We're So Materialistic, Even Though It Doesn't Make Us Happy

Why We're So Materialistic, Even Though It Doesn't Make Us Happy | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
No matter who you are, it's easy to get a little caught up in the idea of getting new stuff. Here's a look at why your brain is so materialistic and what you can do to keep it from overwhelming you.
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Bendito Machine III - Now in HD Consumerism

Tercer episodio de Bendito Machine. Obedece sus preceptos. Puedes colaborar con la producción de nuevos episodios en printastic.org Third episode of Bendito ...
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on consumerism- technology and our disposable culture ( among many themes)

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Shareable: Repair Cafes Counter Consumerism with Fixer Movement

Shareable: Repair Cafes Counter Consumerism with Fixer Movement | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it

"In The Netherlands, mom and former journalist Martine Postma stumbled onto an idea that tacks the word "repair" onto the familiar green mantra, "reduce, re-use, recycle". The result is community-based Repair Cafes where folks come together to fix their broken items. What started as a few neighbors in Amsterdam helping each other out has, two years later, become a much bigger deal with 30 groups springing up around the country...William McDonoughsays, " What happened with planned obsolescence is that it became mindless — just throw it away and don’t think about it. The value of the Repair Cafe is that people are going back into a relationship with the material things around them.”" by Kelly McCartney
 

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Slavery Footprint

Slavery Footprint | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.
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Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine

http://www.ted.com What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine.

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Buy My Barina - YouTube -overblown homemade ad for used car by adman

Buy My Barina - YouTube -overblown homemade ad for used car by adman | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
This little clip has done so well that we've decided to try and do some good with it. The Barina will be auctioned for the charity Cancer Council Australia. ...
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a bunch of crap in a pretty wrap

 

What's different really? Nothing

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Santa Claus Meets Jabba the Hutt in Retailer's Horrifying In-Store Holiday Display

Santa Claus Meets Jabba the Hutt in Retailer's Horrifying In-Store Holiday Display | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
Santa-themed retail displays are everywhere at this time of year, but sometimes you run across one that truly captures the mood of the season—like this sprawled-out, morbidly obese Kris Kringle reportedly modeled after Jabba the Hutt.
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A Street Art Project That Criticizes Advertising And Consumerism - DesignTAXI.com

A Street Art Project That Criticizes Advertising And Consumerism - DesignTAXI.com | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
A Street Art Project That Criticizes Advertising And Consumerism - DesignTAXI.com...

 

Brandalism Website http://brandalism.org.uk/

 

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Do I Need This? New Documentary Questions Consumerism

Do I Need This? New Documentary Questions Consumerism | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it

Should we.."Just shop, shop, shop, and make the manufacturers and outlets happy?"

"Northern California Emmy-winning filmmaker Kate Schermerhorn looks at the disproportionate amount of possessions we buy – not to mention the knock-on effects of such excessive consumerism – and asks us to ponder the question that forms the title of the film: Do I Need This?"

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Swap-o-Matic: Consumerism to cast-offs | SmartPlanet

Swap-o-Matic: Consumerism to cast-offs | SmartPlanet | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it
A new kind of vending machine mocks consumerism and allows users to swap items for free.
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Latest social network for kids promises a small and safe site – for a price

Latest social network for kids promises a small and safe site – for a price | Psychology of Consumer Behaviour | Scoop.it

Too old for Webkinz, but too young for Facebook? BunkiMunki, a new Toronto-based social network, hopes to give seven- to 13-year-olds an online home...for a price..

 $44.95 for 12 months of unlimited use, or less for one- or six-month access. The membership fee keeps the site, which has 75 users in the U.S. and Canada so far, advertisement-free, said co-creator Merle Bessner." Josh Tapper

 

Kids register with afake name as avatar, play games and earn Bunki Bucks to buy things for avatar

 

 

Great just what we need more training to be over-consumers and parents doing the shelling out. kh

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