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The psychology of money

A NEGLECTED TOPIC Psychologists have been interested in a bewildering array of human behaviours and endeavours. There are books, papers and reports on topics as diverse as the psychology of Christmas and the psychology of the Chinese. There are a plethora of papers in psychology on depression, death and drawing, but little on the psychology of debt. We know a great deal about the psychology of sex, of selection (of both mates and employees) and even singing but little on the psychology of saving, shopping or spending.