Tues. April 12
Love and Possessions

Recent Episodes

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

The Callie Crossley Show

Marjorie Garber and Alicia Anstead join us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

The Callie Crossley Show

Garen Daly joins us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

The Callie Crossley Show

Peter Kadzis, Gintautas Dumcius and Sue O'Connell join us.

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Callie Crossley Show

Arnie Arnesen, Robert Whitcomb and Brian Rosman join us..

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

The Callie Crossley Show

Leon Neyfakh joins us.

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

The Callie Crossley Show

Elihu Rubin joins us.


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A study out of Yale University finds that people put a higher premium on possessions when they feel less loved and less secure. This research could help to decode the pathology behind hoarding—it may also give us something to think long and hard about at the checkout line. It’s a behavioral tick that marketers have been exploiting for years and now psychologists are examining it.  

Guests:
Margaret Clark, Yale University psychology professor, and co-author of a study on love and possessions that appears in the newest Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Ed Lemay, University of New Hampshire assistant professor of psychology, did data analysis for the Yale University study on love and possessions.
Grant McCracken, research affiliate at MIT who studies the intersection of culture and commerce. He writes the blog Cultureby.
Gail Steketee, dean of the Boston University School of Social Work, author of Buried in Treasure: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding

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