Why Do We Buy Things We Never Use? (Rebroadcast From Ep.22)
Also: why do we hoard? (Rebroadcast From Ep. 28)
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Relevant Research & References
Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:
- Marie Kondo bestselling author, star of the Netflix show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” and founder of KonMari Media, Inc.
- James March (deceased), former professor of business and education at Stanford University.
- Janet Polivy, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga.
- Harry G. Frankfurt, professor of philosophy at Princeton University.
- “The Logic of Appropriateness,” by Johan P. Olsen and James G. March (Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo, 2004).
- “The False-Hope Syndrome: Unfulfilled Expectations of Self-Change,” by Janet Polivy and C. Peter Herman (Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2000).
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.
- “Digital Hoarding Behaviours: Underlying Motivations and Potential Negative Consequences,” by George Sweeten, Elizabeth Sillence, and Nick Neave (Computers in Human Behavior, 2018).
- “What Is Hoarding Disorder?,” by Ranna Parekh (American Psychiatric Association, 2017).
- “Frankfurt’s Theory of Free Will & Alternative Possibilities,” by Stephen Griffith (2009).
- “An Analysis of Fire Incidents Involving Hoarding Households,” by Gregory Lucini, Ian Monk, and Christopher Szlatenyi (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2009).
- “The Paper Chase,” by Franz Lidz (The New York Times, 2003).