6 Aug 2016

The psychology of money

From This Way Up, 12:45 pm on 6 August 2016
Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond Photo: www.claudiahammond.com/ Allen and Unwin

Claudia Hammond is a writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer and in her new book Mind Over Money (Canongate) she looks into the psychology of money.

Among the topics she discusses are the power of pocket money, why we spend more when we use credit cards rather than cash, and how the choices we are presented with when we shop are sometimes illusory [spoiler: don't always choose the middle-priced item!].