The psychology of panic buying

The psychology of panic buying“It’s the unnecessary demand that causes the problem, not panic.”

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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If you’ve ever tried to buy a sliced pan in a snowstorm or antibacterial gel during a viral outbreak, you know that when the chips hit the pan, we humans have a penchant for panic buying. Professor of Social Psychology Clifford Stott spoke to Ray D’Arcy about what drives us to stockpile in times of perceived threat. Professor Stott began …

Dietician Louise Reynolds discusses malnutrition

Louise Reynolds“There are a lot of people at risk of malnutrition and there are consequences to that.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Most food chat these days tends to focus on how to reduce calorie intake, increase vegetable consumption and swap dirty fries for clean eating. There is however another side of the nutritional coin that tends not to get as much air time – malnutrition. It may be a word that we associate with poverty and famine, but malnutrition is something …

Olivia Staunton on hit and run tragedy

Hit and run tragedy“Life didn’t move on. They never forgot. They would talk about him all the time.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Last weekend seven people died on our roads, while a number of others were severely injured. While we can all attempt to imagine the blast radius of pain events like this cause, a woman who knows first hand what it’s like to lose someone in a road traffic accident, shared her family’s experience on The Ryan Tubridy Show. Olivia Staunton lost …