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 …

The Science of Taste‘The flavour of bacon comes from your nose. The taste of bacon is just salt.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Rachel Herz is a neuroscientist who studies the psychology of eating. She’s written a book, Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food. She joined Ray D’Arcy to talk about the science behind what we taste and the psychology behind what we eat. First things first: did you know there’s a difference between taste and …