Your Brain on Retail Therapy

From SciShow Psych.

After a bad day, you might feel like you deserve a treat and order that pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on. But psychologists have wondered if that impulse purchase can end up leaving you feeling more unfulfilled than happy.

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